The key accused in the Cumilla ward councillor Syed Mohammad Sohel murder case was killed in a gunfight in Sadar upazila on early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Shah Alam, son of Janu Mia of Sujanagar upazila. Two policemen also sustained injuries in the exchange of fire, according to officials.
Anwarul Azim, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Model Police Station, confirmed the matter.
Being informed, a police team along with some detectives conducted a raid in the Chanpur Ratnabati Gumti Beribadh area of Sadar upazila around 1.30am, he said.
Sensing the presence of the cops, Alam and his accomplices opened fire, forcing the cops to retaliate. Alam sustained bullet wounds in the exchange of fire, while the others managed to escape.
Alam was taken to Cumilla Medical College and Hospital, where doctors declared him dead, he said.
Two cops also received bullet wounds in the gunfight, the OC said, adding one gun and some bullets were recovered from the spot.
Earlier on Monday, two more accused -- Md Sabbir Hossain and Sajon -- in the murder case were killed in a gunfight, according to the police.
On November 22, Sohel, Cumilla City Corporation (CCC) councillor of Ward-17, and one of his aides were killed, while four others sustained injuries when gunmen opened fire in his office in Pathuariapara.
BDST: 1310 HRS, DEC 02, 2021