2 gang rape suspects killed in 'shootout'
Two accused in a gang rape case were killed in a gunfight with police in Sadar upazila of Bhola early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Al Amin, 25, son of Sayed Ahmed, and Manzur Alam, 30, son of Kamal Mistri, in the upazila.
Superintedent of Bhola police Md Kaysar said, on information about a gunfight between two pirate gangs in Rajapur area at night, a team of police conducted a drive there.
Sensing presence of the team, the gang members opened fire on them, forcing the law enforcers to fire back for self-defence.
The police team, later, found two bullet-hit bodies on the scene.
The SP said, members of a gang, including Al Amin and Manzur, violated a sixth grader on the night before Eid-Ul-Azha (August 11) when she was going to a neighbour's house to put mehendi on her hands.
The victim's father filed a case accusing Al Amin and Manzur.
The girl is now undergoing treatment at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.