Rape suspect killed in Mymensingh “crossfire”

Published : 09 Jul 2019 01:30 PM | Updated : 30 Aug 2020 09:10 AM

A rape suspect was killed in an encounter with police in Bhaluka Upazila of Mymensingh.

The deceased was identified as Saiful Islam, 40, an accused in a case filed for raping a schoolgirl.

The incident took place at Hatiber Village of the upazila in the early hours of Tuesday.

Officer-in-Charge of Bhaluka Model Police Station confirmed the matter.

Based on the information that a group of robbers occupied an area beside the road, a team of Bhaluka Model Police Station raided the Hatiber Village.

Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them forcing police to retaliate. At one point, Saiful was caught in the line of crossfire and his associates managed to flee the scene.

The bullet-ridden body of Saiful was taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctor declared him dead, said the OC.

Four police personnel were also injured in the incident, he added.