By UNB, Meherpur
Wed, 19 Apr 2006, 11:04:00
A regional leader of an outlawed party was killed in a shootout between his cohorts and RAB members in Gangni upazila Wednesday morning.
RAB sources said they arrested Zohurul Haque alias Titu, 27, a second-in-commander of Purba Banglar Communist Party (Communist Juddha) from Minapara village in Gangni upazila Tuesday evening.
After interrogation, RAB members went out with Titu for recovering hidden firearms. But when they reached at the middle of Chandamari and Ber villages at about 4.30 AM, his cohorts opened fire on the elite force forcing them to fire back.
Titu was caught in the crossfire while trying to flee and died on the spot, RAB sources said.
His body was sent to the Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.
RAB also recovered a homemade gun and three cartridges from the scene.
Titu, son of Minarul Islam of Bamanagar in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga district, was accused in a number of cases including murders.