Murder suspect killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’

CHATTOGRAM, The prime accused in a case filed for murdering a housewife was killed in a reported 'gunfight' with police at Bakalia in the port city.

The deceased was identified as Shah Alam (32). He was one of the suspected killers of Bubli Akhtar, 27, a resident of Bakalia's Bojro Ghona area, said Shah Md Abdur Rauf, additional deputy commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP).

Four police officials, including OfficerinCharge (OC) of Bakalia thana Nezam Uddin received bullet injuries during the gunfight.

Sources said Bubli Akhtar was murdered around 9:30pm last night at Madina Masjid area of the city over previous enmity. Shah Alam was killed in the 'gunfight' after five hours of the murder of Bubli Akhtar.

A team of the Bakalia Thana Police conducted a drive at Bojro Ghona of Bolirhat area adjacent to the Karnaphuli River around 3.30 am to arrest Shah Alam.

Sensing the presence of police, Shah Alam and his cohorts opened fire on them, forcing them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, the police official said.

After the gun battle, Alam was found dead on the spot. Later, the law enforcers also arrested two more accused, who suffered minor injuries. Police recovered a foreignmade pistol, three rounds of bullets from the spot.

Shah Md Abdur Rauf said Alam had been at loggerheads with Hasan, a local youth, for long. On Saturday night, he went to Hasan's relative's house in Bolirhat area around 10pm for searching Hasan. As he was absent, Shah Alam got furious and shot Hasan's cousin Bubli, leaving her critically injured. Bubli was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where duty doctors declared her dead, Abdur Rauf added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)