Two rape case accused killed in ‘shootout’
BHOLA, Aug 14: Two accused in a rape case were killed in a 'shootout' with law enforcers in Dakkhin Razapur area of Bhola Sadar upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Al-Amin, 27 and Manjur Alam, 25.
They were named as accused in a case filed over the rape of two sisters on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, said Sagir Mia, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bhola Model Police Station.
He said the incident took place at around 2:00am when a police team was conducting a drive in the area to arrest the accused.
Sensing the presence of the policemen, Amin and Manjur opened fire, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, the OC said, adding that the duo were shot during the gunfight and died instantly.
Police said the two were wanted several cases. The bodies were taken to Bhola Sadar Hospital for post-mortem examinations