A suspected extremist was killed allegedly in an shootout with police in Rajbari’s Sadar Upazila.
Police Station SI Kamal Hossain said the shootout happened around 3am on Tuesday in the Upazila’s Beninagar village.
The man has been identified as Abbas Sardar alias Khokon, who police say was part of an underground extremist group known as Sarbahara. He had been accused of terrorist activity in a case, they said.
A police team headed out on a raid after receiving information that a group of terrorists had gathered in the area, said SI Kamal.
“The terrorists saw the police team and opened fire. Police retaliated. The terrorists fled on a boat and police found Abbas’s bullet-riddled body afterwards.”
The body was taken to the Rajbari Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared Abbas dead, as per bdnews24.com.
A police SI named Mamun and a constable were injured in the shootout and received first aid, SI Kamal said.
A rifle, another firearm and five rounds of ammunition were found on the scene.