Two men have been killed in an alleged shootouts with police in Narsingdi and Jashore, Agencies report .
The man who died in the gun battle has been identified as 28-year-old Idris, a resident of Nageshwari Upazila in Kurigram.
“Police detained a mugger named ‘Idris’ from the Ghorashal area in the district’s Palash Upazila on Friday afternoon,” said Zakir.
“A police team took him along on a raid around 2am on Saturday to arrest his accomplices and recover some weapons. As soon as they reached Maddhya Shilmandi, his accomplices opened fire on police, triggering a gun battle with the law enforcers. Idris was killed on the spot. The others immediately fled.”
A shotgun and two bullets were recovered from the scene.
In another incident, A man has been killed in an alleged shootout with police in Jashore. The shootout occurred in Jhikargachha Upazila’s Kayamkulam Baghmara early Saturday, said Fakir Azizur Rahman, local police inspector.
The man has been identified as Jahid Hassan Tokon, a resident of Krishnanagar village. He was accused in 27 cases, including charges of murder and possession of drugs and weapons, according to the police.
Tokon was detained from Jashore town around 12am on Saturday and had confessed to owning a stock of weapons, police said. Police then took him along on a raid in Baghmara to recover the weapons, said Inspector Azizur.
“Tokon’s accomplices opened fire on police, triggering a gun battle with the law enforcers. Tokon was shot in the head during the gunfight and rushed to the Jashore General Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.”
A shotgun, ammunition and five crude bombs were recovered from the scene, the inspector said.