Outlaw killed in 'shootout'
A regional leader of outlawed Biplobi Communist Party (BCP) was killed in a 'shootout' between his cohorts and police at Barabaria village under Mirpur upazila in Kushtia yesterday.
The deceased, Maznu Mondol alias Abdullah, 36, son of late Sawdagar Mondol of Chakmondolpur of Mirpur upazila was accused in six cases, including two for murder, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team from detective branch and Mirpur police raided Barabaria graveyard where some BCP cadres were holding a meeting around 4:30am.
The outlaws defied orders of the law enforcers to surrender and opened fire forcing them to retaliate.
The law enforcers later found Maznu lying on the ground while his accomplices managed to flee the scene.
They also recovered one LG gun and four bullets from there.