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Meanwhile, police took a suspect into custody following the incident.

According to police and witnesses, a woman along with a four-year-old boy was standing in front of a three-storied building at the Customs intersection of the Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway around 11:00am. A man standing nearby too. All of sudden, a man shot the woman in her head and then the man standing next to her in his head too. Frightened by firing, the young boy tried to run away, but the shooter caught him and shot him in the head too.

As witnesses came to the rescue, the shooter fled to the three-storied building. Later, people gathered in front of the building and started hurling stones at the building.

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On receiving news of the incident, police rushed to the spot and took the injured to Kushtia General Hospital. The woman succumbed to her injuries at the hospital emergency department while the man and the child died in the operation theatre.

Kushtia’s additional superintendent of police Mostafizur Rahman said three people were shot dead.

A suspect has been detained and he is being interrogated, the police official added.

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