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12:00 AM, September 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 06, 2019

Murder accused killed in ‘gunfight’

Police recovered the bullet-hit body of an alleged criminal, accused in at least five murder cases including killing of an Awami League leader, in Satkhira Sadar upazila yesterday morning.

The deceased, Kabirul Islam, 45, son of Moktar Sarder of Kuchpukur village in Sadar upazila, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between two groups of criminals at Kuchpukur bypass road around 3:00am, Officer in Charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station Mostafizur Rahman said.   

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After being informed of a ‘gunfight’ between two groups of criminals, a police team went to the village and found one’s bullet hit body laid on the ground, the OC said, adding that locals identified him as Kabirul Islam.  

Deceased’s first wife Champa Khatun said her husband was missing since August 27 and she heard that police recovered his bullet-hit body yesterday morning.

On July 22, criminals shot dead Awami League leader Nazrul Islam at Kuchpukur village, the OC said.

They also shot dead the AL leader’s son Rasel Kabir, a Juba League leader, in 2017 and his elder brother Sirajul Islam in 2013, the police official added.

Kabirul was accused in all those three and other two murder cases, he said.

A pistol with one round of bullet was recovered from the spot and the body was sent to Satkhira Sadar Hospital for autopsy, he added.

A case is underway in this connection.

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