Two persons were killed in separate incidents of “gunfight” in Gazipur and Bogura early today.
In Gazipur, a suspected arms trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in the city’s Salna area.
The deceased, aged around 35, could not be identified yet.
Acting on a tip-off that some traders were dealing arms at Salna, a team of the elite force conducted a drive there around 2:30am, said Rab-1 Company Commander Lt Commander Abdullah Al-Mamun.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the traders opened fire, prompting the Rab personnel to retaliate that triggered the “gunfight”.
After the “gunfight”, the Rab team found the body of a trader, lying on the spot, said Abdullah Al-Mamun.
Two Rab members -- Ujjal and Sanaullah -- sustained injuries.
One pistol was recovered from the spot.
In Bogura, an alleged criminal was killed in a “gunfight” with rivals in Upashahar area of Sadar upazila, quoting police.
The deceased was identified as Rafid Anam, 25.
On information that a “gunfight” between two groups of criminals was going on in the area, a police team went to the spot around 1:30am and found Rashid, critically injured, said Badiuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Bogura Sadar Police Station.
He was rushed to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 3:00am.
Rashid has seven cases lodged against him with different police stations including those of murder, extortion and arms dealing, said Sanatan Chakraborty, additional superintendent of police (Bogura Sadar Circle).
The body was kept at the medical college morgue for autopsy.