‘Outlawed party leader’ killed in Chuadanga ‘gunfight’
Chuadanga: A suspected top leader of outlawed ‘Janajuddha Party’ was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Bhalaipur on Chuadanga-Meherpur road in Sadar upazila of Chuadanga early on Wednesday.
The deceased is Ketu, in his thirties, resident of Akundabaria village in the upazila.
The Chuadanga Sadar Police Officer-in-charge Amir Abbas said police arrested Ketu from Keraniganj in Dhaka on Tuesday morning.
Based on the information of Ketu provided during the primary interrogation, police along with the outlaw conducted a drive around 2:00am to recover arms and ammunitions.
When the team reached Bhalaipara, Ketu’s associates opened fire towards police, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate that triggered the gunfight.
After exchanging bullets for around 30 minutes, the outlaws fled scene when police rescued the bullet-hit body of Ketu.
Later, he was taken to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead, said the OC.
Five police personnel, including OC Amir Abbas, received injuries during the gunfight.
Police also recovered a pistol, two cartridges, six hand grenades and six machetes from the spot.