Criminal killed in 'shootout'
An alleged criminal was killed in a "shootout" between his accomplices and Rab members in Kachua upazila of Chandpur early yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Jamal Hossain alias Boro Jamal, 45, son of Adam Ali of Megdai village in the upazila.
Several Rab members also sustained injures during the gunfight, said Md Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kachua Police Station, quoting Rab officials.
Jamal was accused in five cases including robbery and theft, he said.
The OC said on a tip-off that Jamal and his gang were preparing to commit a robbery, a team of Rab-11 conducted a raid at Bachaiya village in the upazila around 2:00am.
Sensing presence of the elite force, the gang opened fire on them, forcing the Rab to retaliate.
After around a half an hour-long gunbattle, Jamal's bullet-ridden body was found lying in a pool of blood while his accomplices managed to flee.
Police took the body to Chandpur Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Rab men recovered a firearm and several machetes from the spot.