Man killed in gunfight: Police

Man killed in gunfight: Police
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A man was killed in what the law enforcement called a gunfight with them in Kaliakair, Gazipur early Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Md. Hanif, 30, from Rampur in Kalkini upazila of Madaripur.

Confirming the death, Kaliakoir police station sub-inspector Mufi Mahmud said Hanif was a terrorist and was accused in 10 lawsuits involving drugs, robbery and stealing.

According to the police, the victim used to live at his father-in-law’s residence in Habibpur area of Kaliakair, but kept on hiding.

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Tipped off that Hanif along with other terrorists were staying near Jhikjhak field in Habibpur, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 3:00am, police said.

Sensing the presence of police, the terrorists opened fire on the team that prompted the law enforcement to retaliate, leaving Hanif bullet-hit.

When the others fled the scene, Hanif was rescued and taken to Kaliakair upazila health complex where the physicians declared him dead, police added.

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The law enforcement claimed to have recovered a gun along with three cartridges from the scene.

Police also claimed that sub-inspector Mahbub Rahman, assistant sub-inspector Sultan Miah, constable Abdul Malek and constable Suman Miah of Kaliarkair police station sustained injuries during the gunfight.

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