Staff Correspondent, Chattogram: A murder accused was killed in a ‘gunfight with’ police in port city’s Bakalia Thana area early Tuesday.
The victim is Md Saiful, 28.
Officer-in-Charge of Bakalia Police Station Pranab Kumar Chowdhury said Saiful was the prime accused in the killing of Lokman Hossain Jany.
Saiful and Zia Uddin were earlier arrested from Fatikchhori upazila of the district in a case filed over the killing of Lokman Hossain Jany.
As per his statement, a police team along with Saiful went to Kollpalok Residential area to recover firearms.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, his accomplices opened fire, prompting police to retaliate which triggered a “gunfight”, the OC said, adding that Saiful was hit by bullets.
But his associates managed to flee, the police official said.
Later, he was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police also recovered one LG and two rounds of bullets from the spot.
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