Suspected robber killed in alleged gunfight with RAB

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A Prothom Alo IllustrationA suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Satkhamair in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur on early Wednesday, reports UNB. 


The deceased was Masud Pervez, son of Azizul Haque of Barmi village in the upazila. He was wanted in 13 cases including that of robbery, said RAB.

Tipped-off, a team of RAB-1 conducted a drive in the area around 2:30am, said Assistant Superintendent of Police Kamruzzaman of RAB-1.

As soon as the RAB team reached the spot, the robbers opened fire, triggering a gunfight.

Pervez was killed in the gunfight while two Rab members were also injured, Kamruzzaman said.

Five shotguns, a pistol and a locally-made gun and a number of bullets were recovered from the spot.

According to a human rights body, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh in 2018.

 

In the first eight months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 264, the rights body said on its website.

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