Published : Monday, 5 August, 2019 at 3:21 PM, Update: 06.08.2019 1:09:39 PM, Count : 170
Five people have been killed in four reported gunfights in three different districts. All the incidents occurred early Monday.
In Habiganj, a suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Deoatoli Kalinagar area, under Shankhola union of Chunarughat upazila.
The deceased is Solaiman Mia, 30, hailing from Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar district.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chunarughat police station, Md Nazmul Haque, said: â€œOn information, we went on a drive and sensing our presence, the robbersâ€™ gang open fired at us.
â€œWe fired back in self-defence. Solaiman got injured while the rest of the gang members fled away.â€
Later, he was admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.
OC Nazmul Haque and two other policemen were injured in the incident. They were admitted in Chunarughat Upazila Health Complex for primary treatment.
Emergency doctor of Habiganj Sadar Hospital, Dr Haider Ali, said: â€œAfter he was checked, Solaiman was declared as dead.â€
In Coxâ€™s Bazar, a Rohingya, among two, were killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila, on suspect of drug trading.
The deceased Nurul Islam, 27, is from Ukhiaâ€™s Kutupalong Rohingya camp and injured Delwar Hossain, 30, son of late Jalil Ahmed, is from Hoikang Nayabazar area of the upazila.
Captain of Teknaf BGB, Lt Col Md Faisal Hasan Khan, said:â€On information, we went on a drive. Sensing our presence, the drug traders opened fire at us, triggering the gunfight.
â€œThe injured duo were first admitted in Teknaf Health Complex and later shifted to Coxâ€™s Bazar Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared Nurul Islam dead,â€ he added.
BGB sized 20,000 yaba pills, two firearms, two sharp weapons and four rounds of bullet from the scene.
The body were sent to the morgue for autopsy. BGB has filed a case under Teknaf police station in this regard.
In Mymensingh, an alleged drug trader and an accused in a gang-rape case were killed in separate reported gunfights in Sadar and Fulbaria upazilas, reports UNB.
The deceased were identified as Jony Mia, 26, and Jahirul Islam, 20.
Shah Kamal Akanda, OC of Sadar police station, said that police conducted a drive in Charpuliamari area of Sadar upazila, upon receiving secret information that a group of drug peddlers were gathering in the area.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcement officials, the drug peddlers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defence.
Police later recovered Jony in an injured state, and took him to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.
Jony was accused in 11 cases and three of them are over drugs, the OC added.
Meanwhile, on secret information, police launched a drive to arrest an accused in a gang-rape case at Kaladaha in Fulbaria upazila.
Sensing the presence of police at Eidgah ground area, the accused, along with three others, first attacked them with bricks and stones. They later started firing at the police indiscriminately, prompting the law enforcement officials to also fire back in self-defence, triggering a gunfight.
Police recovered Jahirulâ€™s bullet-hit from the spot and took him to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.
Jahirul and two others were accused in a case involving the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl on August 3 at Palashtoli village in Fulbaria upazila.