Two killed in N'ganj, Kushtia 'gunfights'
Two people were killed in separate incidents of 'gunfight' in Narayanganj and Kushtia districts early Friday.
Police claimed both victims were criminals an accused of several cases.
In Narayanganj, a 'listed criminal' was killed in a gunfight with police at Galachipa in Sadar upazila early Friday.
Deceased Shaheen alias Banduk Shaheen,50, was a listed top terror. He was also an accused in over a dozen cases including of murder, extortion, drug-peddling and violence.
UNB adds : Tipped off that a group of criminals gathered in the area, a DB team conducted a drive there around 3:10 am, said Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Narayanganj DB police.
Shaheen's associates then reportedly hurled bombs and opened fire on police, forcing the law enforcers to fire back, the OC said.
At one stage, Shaheen was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.
Police recovered one pistol and four bullets from the spot.
Two policemen, including the OC, were injured in the bomb attack during the gunfight.
In Kushtia, a suspected criminal and an accused in a murder case was killed in a reported gunfight with plainclothes police at Silaidah Kasba Ghat in Kumarkhali upaizla early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Shaheen, 30, son of Matiar Rahman of Nurpur village in Sadar upazila.
Sabbirul Islam, officer-in-charge of DB police, said police arrested Shahin on Thursday in Rakibul murder case, and they along with Shaheen conducted a drive in the area around 3am to hold other accused in the case.
Sensing the law enforcers' presence, a group of criminals opened fire on the police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.
After a brief gunfight, police recovered the bullet-hit body of Shaheen and took him toGeneralHospitalwhere doctors declared him dead.
Police said Shaheen was wanted in a case filed for killing expatriate Rakibul Islam of Kumarkhali upazila.
Rakibul's wife and younger brother reportedly hired Shaheen for killing Rakibul over an extramarital affair, police said.
Police also recovered one pistol, four bullets and a sharp weapon from the spot.