Six killed in ‘shootouts’ across Bangladesh
Abrar Hussain: Six alleged criminals, including four drug traders, were killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers throughout the country in Feni, Dinajpur, Mymensingh, Barisal, Jessore and Tangail districts in the early hours of yesterday, reports The Daily Star.
Five police personnel were also injured during alleged gunfights in Feni and Barisal.
In Feni, an alleged arms and drug trader Alamgir Hossain, 35, of Paschim Pathangar village was killed in a reported gunfight when he open fired on police who were performing a drive in the area on a tip off.
In Dinajpur, Babu alias Galkata Babu, 45, an alleged drug trader of Tagra Narayanpur, was killed in a “gunfight” with police during an anti-drug raid in Biral upazila around 3:30am. Police recovered a firearm, sharp weapons and 193 bottles of Phensidyl from the spot.
In Mymensingh, suspected drug peddler Raziul Hasan Biplob, 45, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with detectives at Mashkanda Gonshar intersection in the town’s Mour (intersection) area. A team of DB police raided the area when a group of drug peddlers gathered at Gonshar intersection for the drug trading, according to Ashikur Rahman, officer-in-charge of detective branch (DB) of police in Mymensingh.
In Barisal, an unidentified alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with a team of detectives at Battala in Aica village of Sadar upazila around 3:00am, said Nasiruddin Mallick, assistant commissioner (AC) of Detective police (DB) of Barisal Metrapolitan Police.
In Jessore, Dalim, 35, an alleged drug peddler and son of late Soharab Hossain, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Raghurampur village in the district town around 4:00am, The Daily Star reported quoted UNB. Police recovered 50 pieces of Yaba and a gun from the spot.
In Tangail, a suspected mugger, Emon, 22, was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at Pustokamuri Dakkhinpara Bridge on Mirzapur-Balia road in Mirzapur upazila early today, The Daily Star reports quoting UNB. Emon was reportedly caught in the line of fire, after which he was taken to Mirzapur Kumudini Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.