A presumed top terrorist and rapist was killed in a gunfight with police at Char Purbo Ecchhlee area in Gangachara upazila in Rangpur in early hours on Tuesday, reports BSS. “The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam Suman, 35, of village Rudreswar in nearby Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat district,” Additional Superintendent of Police (A Circle) Saifur Rahman Saif told BSS at 1:25 pm.
Police also recovered a one shooter gun and 22 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from the spot.Earlier, Gangachara Thana Police arrested absconding terrorist Suman on Monday night and took him to Char Purbo Ecchhlee area for recovering illegal arms as per his confession.
“However, sensing police presence, other cohorts of Suman opened fire on police forcing them to retaliate in self defense triggering the gunfight. Suman dead on the spot,” Saif said adding that other criminals managed to escape the scene. Later, police recovered the body and sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
“Suman was a notorious terrorist, he abducted a number of women, violated them and 14 criminal cases in connections with abductions, rapes, extortion, drugs and other terrorist activities are pending against him with different police stations,” Saif added.