Three killed in separate 'gunfights'


Two alleged terrorists and one robber were killed in separate gunfights with the law enforcers in Savar, Comilla and Jessore early Wednesday. Identity of the Savar deceased could not be known till filing this report. Two other deceased are Amir Hossain and Rasel alias Rony.  In Savar: An alleged terrorist was killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Kaundia Melartek village in Savar upazila on the outskirts of the capital early Wednesday. Identity of the deceased could not be confirmed yet. Sub-inspector Abdul Baset, in-charge of Aminbazar police camp, said on secret information that a gang of criminals were staying in the area, a team of the elite force conducted a drive there around 3:00am.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the terrorists opened fire at the Rab members, prompting a retaliation that triggered a gunfight, leaving one of the gang member dead on the spot. Later, the elite force recovered the body and sent it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy. The elite force members also recovered some firearms and bullets from the spot. In Comilla: An alleged robber was injured in a 'gunfight' between his associates and police at Mostofapur on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla Sadar upazila early yesterday. 

The injured was identified as Amir Hossain, son of Abul Kasem, a resident of Gajirhat area in Senbag upazila of Noakhali district. Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Moynamoti Highway Police Station, said tipped off that a gang was taking preparation for robbery in the area, a team of police conducted a drive there at about 2:30am. Sensing danger, the robbers opened fire at the law enforcers, prompting a retaliation that triggering a gun battle. Amir was caught in the line of fire and got himself injured while other members of his gang managed to escape. Later, police arrested the injured from the spot and took him to Comilla Medical College Hospital. In Jessore: An alleged terrorist was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of terrorists at Jagahati in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Rasel alias Rony, 25, son of Kumar Ali, a resident of Mathpara village in Chowgachha upazila. Officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Sheikh Elias Hossain said tipped off that a gunfight ensued between two terrorist groups, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 1:20am. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the members of both the groups fled the scene. Later, police recovered the body of Rasel from the spot and sent it to Jessore Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.

The law enforcers also recovered a one shooter gun and one round of bullet from the spot. Chowgachha Police Station officer-in-charge Mashiur Rahman said Rasel was wanted in eight cases including for robbery. 

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