2 ‘criminals’ killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfights’

Online Report

Two alleged criminals were killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers in Mymensingh early today.

Of the deceased, Alamgir Hossain, 32, was an accused of a murder case while Sirajul Islam, 23, was wanted in a case filed for stabbing a schoolteacher during mugging, our Mymensingh reports quoting law enforcers.

A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police in a drive arrested Alamgir from Gopalganj area of Mymensingh Sadar upazila last night and took him to Joybangla Bazar to arrest other fugitives in the murder case, said Ashikur Rahman, officer-in-charge of DB who led the operation.

Sensing presence of law enforcers, another accused Sidique and their gang opened fire on DB team around 3:00am, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate and thus triggering a “gunfight”.

During the battle, Alamgir suffered bullet injuries. He was taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, the DB OC added.

In another incident, a team of Kotwali police arrested Sirajul from Sankipara in the city last night, said Khadnaker Shakher Ahmed, officer-in-charge of the police station.

The gunfight took place between police and Sirajul’s cohorts around 4:00am as he was taken to SA road during a drive to arrest his associates, said the OC.

Sirajul was injured in the “gunfight” and taken to the Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead, OC Shakher Ahmed added.