Suspected criminal killed in Noakhali ‘gunfight’

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The incident left three other policemen injured

A suspected criminal has been killed in a reported gunfight with police in Amishapara union under Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali district.

The incident occurred in Khalpar area under Podipara village of the union early Sunday.

The deceased is Ratan Mia, son of Rahmat Ullah from Mahtabpur village under Sonapur union of the upazila.

He had thirteen cases filed against him, including murder and drug cases. 

Sonaimuri police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdus Samad said: “Ratan was arrested on Saturday. Later, we took him to Khalpar for recovering firearms and drugs.”

“On reaching the spot, Ratan’s associates opened fire at us, triggering a gunfight.”

The OC said: “Ratan was caught in the line of fire and rushed to Noakhali General Hospital, where on-duty doctors declared him dead.”

Sub Inspector (SI) Nazmul, SI Ujjal and Constable Jashim Uddin were injured in the incident, he added.

Police also recovered a firearm, cartridges and thirty-five yaba pills from the spot.