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‘Shibir cadre’ killed in Noakhali ‘gunfight’

District Correspondent |
Update: 2020-03-03 1:41:13 PM
‘Shibir cadre’ killed in Noakhali ‘gunfight’
Noakhali ‘gunfight’

NOAKHALI: A cadre of Islami Chhatra Shibir was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Amanullahpur village in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali on early Tuesday (March 3).

The deceased was identified as Nazrul Islam alias Kana Nazrul, 26, son of Abdul Hakim of Abhirampur village. 

Nazrul, second-in-command of Islami Chhatra Shibir’s Pias Bahini, was one of the accused in Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Rakib Hossain murder case. 

Begumganj Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Harun-ur-Rashid Chowdhury said the thana police and Detective Branch (DB) jointly led a drive around 3:45am in Jonokollyan High School field. Members of Pias Bahini opened fire triggering a gunfight.

Nazrul received bullet injuries during the gunfight and was taken to Noakhali General Hospital where the doctor pronounced him dead, said the OC.

A foreign pistol, sharp weapons, and five empty cartridges were recovered from the spot. There were several cases against Nazrul including Rakib murder, the police officer said.

On Sunday night, Shibir activists attacked BCL leaders in Amanullahpur Bazar area leaving five including Rakib severely injured. 

Rakib died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Monday noon. His mother Shirin Akhter filed a case with Begumganj Police Station naming 25 people.

BDST: 1340 HRS, MAR 03, 2020

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