4 killed in alleged gunfights

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

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Four persons were killed in what the law enforcement called separate incidents of 'gunfights' in Madaripur, Sirajganj and Cox's Bazar districts early Tuesday.
The law enforcers claimed that the deceased were drug traders and pirates.

In Madaripur, Zahirul Islam alias Zokka, 40, son of late Sobhan Khan, was killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Charairkandi village of Kalkini's Ramzanpur union, reports Prothom Alo's Madaripur correspondent.

Tipped off that two groups of drug traders were exchanging gunshots, a team of RAB-8 conducted a raid in the area.

Sensing their presence, according to the law enforcement, the drug traders opened fire on the RAB members, forcing them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight and leaving Zahirul dead on the spot.

The RAB team recovered bullets and narcotics from the spot.

Zahirul's body was also sent to the morgue of Madaripur Sadar Hospital.

RAB-8 captain Debashish Karmakar said to Prothom Alo, "Zahirul was killed in a gun battle between the drug traders and RAB men. He was accused in more than 24 cases."

In Sirajganj, according to the news agency UNB, Nurul Islam Mohon, 55, son of late Hayat Ali was killed in a reported gunfight between two gangs at Raipur railway station in the Sadar upazila,.

According to the police, he was accused in several drugs-related cases.

Police said the gangs of the drug dealers fought over the share of money.

"We sent a team when we learned about the gunfight," said Mohammad Daud, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.

"We recovered Mohon's body from the spot. It bore gunshot wounds," he added.

The body was sent to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital.

In Cox's Bazar, two men were killed in a reported gunfight between rival gangs at Fateh Ali Shikderpara Bila in Kutubdia, reports UNB.

The deceased were Erfan Hossain alias Erfan Majhi, 32, and Nur Hossain, 26. Both were accused in several cases, including robbery and drugs, according to the law enforcers.

Deedarul Ferdous, officer-in-charge of Kutubdia police station, said they sent a team to the spot after learning about the gunfight.

Police found Erfan and Nur with gunshot wounds and took them to Kutubdia Upazila Hospital where the physicians pronounced them dead.

A pistol, four bullets and 400 yaba pills were recovered from the spot, said the OC.

In Sirajganj, Nurul Islam Mohon, 55, was killed in reported gunfight between two gangs of drug dealers at Raipur Railway Station in the Sadar upazila early morning.

Police said the drug dealers' gangs were fighting over the share of money. "We sent a team when we learned about the gunfight," said Mohammad Daud, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.

"We recovered Mohon's body from the spot. It bore gunshot wounds," he said, adding that the man was accused in several drugs-related cases.

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