Accused killed in Kushtia 'gunfight'

Accused killed in Kushtia ‘gunfight’


An accused in two murder cases was killed in what law enforcers termed gunfight between his associates and Detective Branch (DB) of police at Jagati BATB Forestry Complex in Sadar upazila early Wednesday.The deceased, Jakir Hossain, 30, son of Abdur Razzak, a resident of Kalbaria village in Mirpur upazila of the district, is an accused in the cases filed in connection with the killing of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasad) leader Imsail Hossain Panjer and Jubo League activist Sabuj.Kushtia DB inspector Sabbirul Islam said tipped off, a team of DB police conducted a drive in the area when a gang of criminals, including Jakir, were holding a secret meeting there at about 1:30 am.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, members of the gang opened fire on them, forcing police to fire back that triggered a gun battle.Jakir was caught in the line of fire and seriously injured while his other associates managed to flee the scene.He was rushed to Kushtia General Hospital where on-duty doctors declared him dead.
The body was sent to the hospital morgue for an autopsy.Police recovered one shutter gun, two sharp weapons and two bullet shells from the spot.Earlier, Jubo League activist Sabuj, 23, son of Mobarak of Jhalupara of the town, was killed and five others suffered bullet injuries during a clash between two factions of Awami League over joining a Mourning Day Rally at Milpara in the district town on August 15, 2015.Imsail Hossain Panjer, 56, former vice-president of Mirpur upazila unit of Jasad, was shot to death in an gun attack by miscreants in Mirpur upazila on April 14, 2014. -UNB, Kushtia


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