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Three killed in 'shootouts' in Dhaka, Comilla, Jessore
Observer Online Report
Published : Sunday, 8 February, 2015,  Time : 2:06 PM,  View Count : 27
Three people, including two suspected criminals, were killed in the incidents of ‘shootout’ in Dhaka, Comilla and Jessore early Sunday.

In Dhaka

A youth was killed in a gunfight with police in capital's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area early Sunday.

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station sub-inspector Abdur Rab said, they recovered the bullet-hit body of Jasim Uddin, 23, from Taltola area around 4am.

The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Police claimed that Jasim was a Shibir activist.

In Comilla

An alleged criminal named Swapan Miah Prakash alias Kala Swapan, 37, son of Kala Miahwas, was killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Uttar Rampura village in Sadar upazila early Sunday.

Police arrested Swapan on Saturday who was accused in 23 cases, including a murder.

Acting on his statement, a law enforcer team conducted a drive alongwith Swapan to recover arms in the village around 1:30am.

Sensing the presence of police, cohorts of Swapan opened fire at them, prompting them to fire back that triggered  a gunfight.

"Swapan was caught in the line of fire, leaving him seriously injured," police said.

But others managed to flee the scene.

Later, Swapan succumbed to his injuries at Comilla Medical College Hospital around 3:30am.

In Jessore

Raju alias Bhaipo Raju, 25, a suspected criminal, was killed during a 'gunfight' with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the district town early Sunday.

RAB-6 camp company commander Maj Ashraf Uddin said, they arrested Raju on Saturday night.

Acting on his statement, an elite force team alongwith Raju conducted a drive to recover arms at midnight. As the team reached at Kajipur rail crossing area, criminals opened fire at the RAB men, forcing them to fire back that triggered  a gunfight.

"Raju was caught in the line of fire, leaving him seriously injured," said an eye witness account of RAB.

Raju was rushed to General Hospital around 4am where on-duty doctors declared him dead.

A foreign revolver, a local shutter-gun, three bullets, Phensidyl syrup and Yaba tablets were seized from the spot.


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