Two people were killed in separate incidents of “shootout” with law enforcers in Chittagong and Habiganj early today.
In Chittagong, a man identified as Bijarul Alam Chouwdhury, 34, was killed at Mirsarai upazila, our local staff correspondent reports.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) said they signaled two microbuses to stop at a check post in Durgapur on Dhaka-Chittagong highway around 3:30am when the “drug peddlers” opened gunfire.
The lawmen retaliated with gunfire and later recovered the body of Bijarul from the spot. One microbus was seized, Rab-7 squadron leader Shafayet Jamil Fahim told The Daily Star.
They seized 600 bottles of phensedyl, one foreign pistol and four rounds of bullets from the abandoned microbus.
In another ‘shootout’, a suspected robber was killed in a gunfight at Daragaon Tea Estate of Bahubal upazila in Habiganj around 3:30am.
The deceased identified as Madan Mia alias Mozammel, 40, son of Abdur Rahman of Shahpur in the upazila, was arrested on Wednesday night, UNB reports quoting Biswajit Deb, officer-in-charge of Bahubal Police Station.