10 injured as kidnappers attack police
Ten people, including two policemen, were injured after being hit by brickbats thrown by child kidnappers resisting a police raid on their lair at Khuksia village of the district's Gobindaganj upazila on Thursday night, said police.
Afterwards, additional police arrived to assist the five policemen raiding the house and managed to rescue three children and arrest four kidnappers. However, some 12 accomplices of the kidnappers managed to flee, police added.
The arrestees are Saleha Begum, 50, Shahrul, 33, Abdul Majid, 40, and Golzar Ali, 30.
The children are Bidhut, 9, son of Khairul Islam, Nazmul, 10, son of Shafirul Islam, and Billu Mia, 8, son of Rostum Ali, residents of Durgapur village at Palashbari upazila.
The injured Sub-Inspector Khurram, Constable Saiful and eight locals who came to assist police were admitted to Gobindaganj Health Complex.
Police said Golzar kidnapped the children from his locality on Wednesday, kept them at Majid's residence with the help of Saleha and Shahrul and demanded Tk 50,000 as ransom from the children's parents over phone.
Police conducted the raid after locals informed of the presence of unknown children in Majid's house.