1 killed in 'shootout'
Police recovered a bullet-hit body of a top listed criminal from Mirpur while an alleged gangster was killed in a "shootout" in Kadamtoli area of the city yesterday.
Mirpur police said they had found a body from Ananda Timber Lane near Begum Rokeya Sarani of Mirpur around 7:00am.
Officer-in-Charge Zakir Hossain Mollah of Mirpur Police Station told The Daily Star that the relatives of the deceased identified him as Raja, the top terror of Kafrul area.
He was accused in several cases including one for murder and absconding for long, OC Zakir Hossain said.
The killing might have occurred somewhere else and later the body was left there, police said.
The body, with bullets to the head and neck, was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Delwar Hossain alias Grill Delwar, 35, was killed in a "shootout" in Kadamtoli area last night.
Delwar was allegedly the second-in-command of Dakat Shaheed gang active in Old Dhaka. He was accused in several murder cases with different police stations in the capital, police sources said.
Sub-inspector Liakat Ali of Kadamtoli Police Station said Delwar and his gang opened fire on a police patrol prompting them to fire back around 8:00pm.
SI Liakat said as the gunfight ended, they found Delwar lying dead on the ground. His cohorts managed to escape the scene.
Police recovered a pistol with two rounds of bullet from the spot.
At least 20 rounds of bullet were fired during the gunfight, police said.