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Killing of Cattle-laden Truck Driver

Accused killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’

Accused killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’

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  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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CHATTOGRAM: An accused of a case filed in connection with the killing of a cattle-laden truck driver was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Sitakunda upazila in the district in the early hours of Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Md Kajol, 48, a resident of city’s Pahartali area.

Miscreants shot Abdur Rahman, 50, driver of a cattle-laden truck, to death for looting sacrificial animals at Bayezid-Faujdarhat Link Road under the Sitakunda upazila on July 16.

Rab-7 Senior Assistant Director (AD-Media) Md Nurul Absar said on information, they conducted a raid on the Link Road around 1:00am.

Sensing presence of the elite crime busters, the criminals opened fire prompting them to retaliate with bullets.

At one stage, the criminals fled the scene while the bullet-hit body of Kajol was found lying on the spot, he said.

Two light guns, a foreign pistol, 15 rounds of cartridge, two rounds of bullet and some sharp weapons were also recovered from the spot after the gunfight, said the AD.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sitakunda Police Station Abul Kalam Azad said a group of robbers shot the truck driver Abdur Rahman to death on July 16.