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Kid murder accused killed in ‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk

An accused in a case over killing a schoolboy was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Gobindopur village in Damurhuda upazila early Sunday, agencies report.

The deceased was identified as Rakibul Islam Member, 28, son of Emon Ali, a resident of Alukdia village of Sadar upazila and an accused in the case for killing schoolboy Sajib.

Major Monir Ahmmed, deputy director of Jhenidah Rab camp, said on secret information, a team of Rab launched a drive at the village around 2.30am.  Later Rakibul and his cohorts, sensing the presence of the Rab team, opened fire to them, prompting the elite force to retaliate, triggering a gunfight that left Rakibul  injured.

Rakibul died on way to Damurhuda Upazila Health Complex.  Earlier, schoolboy Sajib had been abducted from Upazila Chattar on July 29 by a gang of miscreants and his decomposed body was recovered from a manhole of a house in the district town after a month and two days.

Deceased’s uncle Abdul Halim filed a case accusing six people, including Rakibul.

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