Three killed in ‘gunfights’

Staff Correspondent

18 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Three ‘criminals’, including two ‘drug dealers’ and a ‘robber’ were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with police in Kushtia, Cumilla and Munshiganj in the early hours of Sunday.

In Kushtia, Nazmul Malitha, 40, a suspected drug dealer, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Shaldah area of Kushtia Sadar upazila. Son of Miraj Malitha of Taragunia area under Daulatpur upazila,

Nazmul was an accused in several cases, police claimed.

Being informed that a ‘gunfight’ was going on between two gangs of drug dealers, a police team conducted the drive around 2:30am. Sensing police presence, the drug dealers stopped their infighting and opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, leaving Nazmul bullet injured. He was rushed to Kushtia General Hospital for treatment where on-duty doctors declared him dead.

“Four policemen were injured during the gunfight,” the OC said, adding that police recovered 500 Yaba tablets, a foreign-made pistol, two bullets and two magazines from the spot.

In Cumilla, Mangal Miah, 55, son of Babor Ali of Bittola village under Daudkandi upazila was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Pirchar area of Chandina upazila around 3:30am. He was an accused in 21 cases, police claimed

Chandina police station officer-in-charge (OC) Abul Foysal informed about recovery of a LG, two bullets, 500 pieces of Yaba pills and 50 bottles of Phensidyl from the spot.

In Munshiganj, Humayun Bepari, 30, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Taleshwar area under Munshiganj Sadar upazila around 2:00am.

Son of late Mohon Bepari of Kalirchar village, Humayun was a suspected robber and an accused in six cases, police claimed.  Police arrested Humayun from Charmuktarpur area around 11:30 pm on Saturday, said Munshiganj Sadar police station OC Alamgir Hossain.

Later, police conducted a drive taking Humayun with them to recover arms.

As, the police team reached the area, members of ‘Humayun Bahini’ opened fire on them and tried to snatch away Humayun, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, triggering a ‘gunfight.’

Humayun received bullet wounds during the gunfight, the OC said.

Later, he was rushed to Munshiganj General Hospital for treatment where on-duty doctors declared him dead.