Rape suspect killed in Faridpur ‘gunfight’


The incident took place early Monday

A man accused of raping and murdering a mentally challenged girl has been killed in a ”gunfight” with police at Rathkhola Launchghat Bridge of Faridpur. 

The incident took place early Monday, reports the UNB. 

The deceased is Yeasin Mollah, 22, son of Mony Mollah of Wireless Para. He was wanted in three criminal cases. 

On December 12, Yeasin took 14-year-old Fatema from the Rajendra College ground. She was found dead near Telegram office the following day. 

Police identified Yeasin from surveillance camera footage and arrested him on Sunday night, Belal Hossain, sub-inspector of Kotwali police station said. 

Later, a team of police along with Yeasin conducted a drive in the area around 2am. 

At one stage, Yeasin’s associates opened fire on police to snatch him away, triggering a “gunfight,” SI Belal said. 

Yeasin was caught in the line of fire and suffered gunshot wounds. Later, he was taken to a local hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. 

Three policemen were also injured in the incident, the SI said.