Gunfight leaves rape suspect dead in Cox's Bazar

Published: February 21, 2018 14:25:33 | Updated: February 22, 2018 15:46:50

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A suspect in a rape case was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Cox's Bazar district.

Major Amin said that the shootout erupted early on Wednesday at Napitkhali in Badarkhali Union when the elite police conducted a raid on a tip-off.

Anwar Hossain stood accused of raping a schoolgirl at Napitkhali in the tourist district, said Cox’s Bazar-based RAB-7 Company Commander Major Md Ruhul Amin.

According to bdnews24 the 59-year-old raped the girl on Feb 11, according to the case.

“RAB personnel retaliated as Anwar and his men opened fire. Anwar got shot and died on the spot while the rest managed to flee,” he said adding that a firearm and ammunition were found at the scene.

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