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.
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.