Suspected kidnapper killed in Jashore 'gunfight'

A Correspondent

9th January, 2019 09:30:12 printer

BENAPOLE: A child abductor was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Satnol area in Manirampur upazila of Jashore district on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Billal Hossain, 19, son of Golam Mostafa of Khdaipur village in the upazila.

Abductor Billal Hossain also a class nine student of Gopalpur high school.

Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Manirampur Police Station, said Billal Hossain abducted Zahid Hossain, a class three student of Gopalpur Govt Primary School on January 6 and demanded Tk 5 lakh as ransom from his family over mobile phone and give them a bKash number for sending money.

Later, father of the child filed a general diary with the Monirampur police station.

Police arrested Billal Hossain tactfully while he went to bKash agent to withdraw the ransom money in Keshabpur uapzila on Tuesday afternoon.

Following the confessional statements of Billal Hossain, police went to the Satnol Bridge area along with Billal Hossain and rescued the dead body of abducted Tarif Hossain around 3.00 am.

Sensing the presence of Police team, Billal’s associates opened fire to police men. Police also fire back to them for self-defense.

At one stage, Billal Hossain caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.

Police also recovered the body of Billal Hossain and recovered a one-shutter gun and a bullet from the spot.