A man was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Chattogram early Wednesday, hours after he murdered his three-year-old nephew last night.
The gunfight took place in Jor Debar Par area under Double Mooring Police Station at around 3:30am.The deceased was identified as Jasim Uddin Raju, 32, of Hazipara in the port city's Agrabad area.
Police claimed that Raju was a listed criminal and accused in eight cases, including murder of a policeman, filed with the city's Halishahar, Double Mooring and Bandar police stations.
“Jasim Uddin Raju slaughtered his younger brother's son Mehrab at one stage of altercation with his sister-in-law Nilu (Mehrab's mother) at their house on Tuesday night and fled the scene,” Inspector (Investigation) Jahir Hossain, of Double Mooring Police Station said.
Acting on a tip-off that Jasim and his fellow men were in Debar Par area, police went there around 3:30 am to arrest them. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire, forcing police to retaliate, triggering a "gunfight", he added.
After a short "gun battle", police found bullet-hit Jasim on the spot and rushed him to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where doctors declared him dead, the police officer said.
Police recovered a LG, one cartridge, a sharp knife and 875 yaba pills from the spot.The body was sent to CMCH morgue for autopsy.