Youth killed in ‘gunfight’ with police

Staff Correspondent

22 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: An accused of a murder case was killed in a gunfight with police in the city’s Chandgaon area on early Saturday.

 The deceased was identified as Md Rasel, 23, son of Abul Bashar of Darjee Para under Chandgaon police station.

  Officer in-Charge (OC) Abul Kalam of the Chandgaon police station said on information, they arrested Rasel from Dhaka on Friday.

After reaching the port city, they went to Jele Para area taking Rasel to arrest another accused Azad.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the accomplices of Rasel opened fire on the cops prompting them to retaliate with bullet that triggered a gunfight, he said.

 At one stage, the criminals fled the scene leaving bullet-hit body of Rasel on the spot, said the OC.

 A Light Gun and three sharp weapons were recovered from the spot after the gunfight, he added.