Two killed in 'gunfights'
Two persons were killed in separate incidents of 'shootout' with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and police in Narsingdi and Cox's Bazar districts early Friday.
In Narsingdi, a suspected dacoit was killed in a gunfight with police in Telia Shwashan Ghat area under Shibpur upazila.
Deceased Abdur Razzaue, 38, was a resident of Dhanua village in Shibpur upazila. He was an accused in 16 cases, including a murder and 12 robbery cases, said police
Shibpur Model Police Station officer in-charge (investigation) Mominul Islam said police arrested Razzaque from his house on Thursday evening and interrogated him.
Based on information gleaned from him, the law enforcers alongwith Abdur Razzaque conducted a drive in Telia Shwashan Ghat area to detain his gang members.
During the drive, Abdur Razzaque's cohorts attacked the law enforcers and tried to snatch him away, forcing the police to fire back that triggered to a gunfight.
After the gunfight, police found bullet-hit Razzaque and took him to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, said the police official.
However, four sharp weapons, a firearm, and five bullets were recovered from the spot.
In Cox's Bazar, suspected Rohingya drug trader Nur Kabir, 28, was killed in a shootout with the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
While patrolling, a team of BGB-2 challenged a group of people who were digging earth in Ledar Churi area in Teknaf upazila around 1:00 am, said commanding officer of BGB-2 Lt Col Mohamamd Faisal Hasan Khan.
Sensing danger, the criminals opened fire on the BGB men, forcing them to fire back that turned into a gunfight.
After the gunfight, the BGB members found bullet-injured Nur while the others managed to flee the scene.
Later, Nur was taken to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
The BGB men also recovered a gun, two cartridges and 1.20 lakh Yaba tablets from the spot, Lt Col Faisal added.