Rape accused killed in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

Rape accused killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

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An accused of a rape case was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Dulahazra in Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahim, 21, a resident of the area.He was accused in a rape case filed for violating four-year-old girl in the upazila on March 26.

Mimtanur Rahman, Assistant Director (Media) of Rab-7, said a team of Rab-7 conducted a drive in Dulahazra area to arrest Abdur Rahim in the rape case around 12:30am.

When the team reached the spot, his associates opened fire on the elite force, prompting them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.

At one stage of gun battle, miscreants managed to flee the scene and the elite force, later, found the bullet-hit body of Rahim on the spot.

The law enforcers recovered a one barrel pistol, three cartridges and two shells of bullet from the spot.

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