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Two killed in ‘gunfights’

Published : Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 554

At least two people were killed in gunfights at Savar and Rangpur and police recovered body parts of an unidentified man from Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, early Monday. Police say a detainee was killed in a gunfight at Ashulia after his arrest. Police claim Shamim Hossain, 45, was a robber and was shot dead in the Tongabari area around midnight on Sunday.  Dhamrai Police Station Officer-in-Charge Dipak Chandra Saha said they recovered a pistol, bullets, a machete and several other sharp and crude weapons from the crime scene.Shamim was accused in eight cases, which included charges of robbery with Savar, Dhamrai, Gazipur and other police stations, according to the OC.
Shamim was arrested from Kalampur area of Dhamrai around 9:00pm on Sunday, he said. Later, he accompanied police on a raid to round up other members of the gang.  In another incident some morning walkers spotted human body parts in Nishchintapur area of Ashulia around 9:00am and informed police, said Javed Masud, Officer-in-Charge (investigation) of Ashulia Police Station.
Law enforcers recovered seven pieces of limbs belonging to a man, aged around 30 to 35 years, the OC said.
The body parts will be sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College morgue in Dhaka for autopsy, he said adding that they suspect that the man was killed three to four days ago somewhere else and dumped there last night.
Our Rangpur correspondent adds a man has been killed in a 'gunfight' with the police atGangachara in Rangpur. Rangpur Additional Superintendent of Police Saifur Rahman claimed the victim was a robber who was shot dead in the Betgari area of the district on Sunday night. The police could not immediately identify the victim. A group of robbers were preparing to commit robbery in the Betgari area when a police patrol arrived at the scene, he said. The robbers then opened fire. "Police retaliated in self-defence. At one stage, one of the robbers was killed. Five policemen were also injured in the gunfight," ASP Saifur said.   Police added that they recovered a pistol and several homemade weapons from the crime scene.

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