A rape suspect has died in a so-called shootout with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), in Khilkhet area of Dhaka city.
The incident took place in Dhanadhin Barua area at 2:15 am on Tuesday, according to ASP Md Kamruzzaman, acting company commander of RAB-1.
The dead man has been identified as 34-year-old Anwar Hossain. He was implicated in 19 cases, including drug trafficking and rape, with Khilkhet police station, said RAB.
“The traffickers opened fire on a RAB patrol team upon their arrival in Barua at night, leading to a retaliation from the elite forces. At one point, the assailants fled the area and a bullet-ridden man was found on the spot,” said officer Kamruzzaman.
He was rushed to Kurmitola General Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, reports bdnews24.com.
Four guns and a ‘huge quantity' of the methamphetamine-based yaba tablets were recovered from the spot, Kamruzzaman said.
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