An alleged mugger was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Wari, Dhaka, early today.
Deceased Rakib, 22, was a suspect in killing Daffodil University student Khandaker Abu Talha, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Wari Police Station, told The Daily Star.
Two other alleged muggers -- Jakir Hossain and Shahed – were arrested from the spot.
The police officer said, the trio was involved with another case filed for murdering one Muktar Hossain who was found dead in Wari five days ago.
On information that alleged robbers were taking preparation near Joy Koli temple to commit crime, a team of police raided the area around 3:00am.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the “robbers” opened fire forcing the lawmen to fire back that triggered a “gunfight” between them, the OC described.
After the reported gunfight, bullet-hit body of an unidentified man was found there, OC Rafiqul added. He was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
Later police identified the body as that of Rakib, a suspect in the killing of Daffodil University student Talha.
Police came to know about Rakib from two other suspects of the murder case – Abdur Rahman alias Milon, 20, and Bellal Hossain Sabuj, 19, -- who were arrested from Wari area 10 days after the killing took place.