Family members on Wednesday identified three of the nine suspected militants who were killed in an operation by a special team of police in a building in the city’s Kalyanpur area on Tuesday. One of them was identified as Jubayer Hossain, 20, son of Abdul Qaiyum and Ayera Begum of West Maizdi in Sudharam upazila of Noakhali district, said Ilias Sharif,superintendent of police of the district. Jubayer was a second year honours student of Noakhali Government College. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.
The police super said Jubayer who had remained traceless since May was one of the five people from Noakhali district on the missing list prepared by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab). On suspicion, police sent information about Jubayer to the Police Headquarters in Dhaka, the police supper added. On Wednesday morning, Jubayer’s father identified his son from the pictures of the killed militants posted by the DMP on its Facebook page after the Kalyanpur ‘Storm 26’ operation.
However, Jubayer’s parents will be brought to Dhaka for clear identification, said SP Sharif. Another deceased was identified as Sabbirul Hoque alias Sabbir, son of Azizul Hoque of Burangchhara Fulgazi in Anwara upazila of Chittagong district. He used to live along with his family at Bakalia in Chittagong city.
Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Masudur Rahman said Sabbir remained missing for the last six months.
After seeing his photograph on DMP’s Facebook page, Sabbir’s parents contacted the Chittagong police super’s office and confirmed it to be their son, Masudur added. Sabbir was a fourth year student of Chittagong International Islamic University, he added. Another ‘militant’ was identified as Shehjad Rauf alias Arko,24, son of Towhid Rauf of Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka. Shehjad Rauf alias Arko was a student of North South University.
As Arko’s parents found their son’s photo among those killed in Kalayanpur police operation on the DMP’s Facebook page, they contacted the DMP office and confirmed it to be their son, said a senior official at the DMP. Arko remained missing for the last six months, the official added. DC Masudur Rahman said the parents of the three youths will be taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for further identification.
Later, the DNA tests of the three deceased will be conducted with court permission, the DC added.