Ansar man shot dead in city
Gunmen killed an Ansar member when a team of police and Ansar signalled them to stop their motorcycle in the city's Sutrapur area last night.
The dead, Anisur Rahman, 35, received a single bullet in the chest at around 10:30pm and died on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
As a member of Battalion-9, he had been aiding Sutrapur police in busting crimes for the last one year.
Sub-inspector Ashraful Alam of the police station, who was leading the team comprised of two policemen and three Ansar members, told The Daily Star, "As Anis signalled the motorbike with three riders to pull over near Dylepotti on RN Das Road, one of them shot him in the chest."
Ashraful added: "We had guns with us, but before we could return fire the bike sped off. We had set up the checkpost to search crime suspects.”
Soon after the incident, Inspector General of Police Hassan Mahmood Khandker, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Benazir Ahmed and other top officials went to DMCH to see the slain Ansar's body.