BADDA DOUBLE MURDER
`MastermindÃ¢€™ killed in cityIqbal Mamud
The ‘mastermind’ of Badda double murder was killed in an ‘exchange of fire’ with police at Aftabnagar Project area in the capital Wednesday morning.
The deceased was identified Monirul Islam Sohag, 26.
Police also arrested another man named Jewel, who allegedly supplied arms to Sohag, said a police official.
He said Jewel was an activist of local Chhatra League.
Badda police inspector (investigation) and investigation officer of the case Kamrul Faruk said Sohag was the mastermind of the double murder and he also participated in the killing.
He claimed that a team of police, led by subinspector Kamrul Hasan, raided Aftabnagar Project area in the morning to nab Sohag on information that Sohag met some of his associates there.
Sensing their presence, Sohag and his 4/5 associates opened fire on the lawmen triggering a ‘gunfight’.
Kamrul Hasan claimed three policemen were also injured in the gunfight.
Sohag was critically wounded in the ‘fire exchange’. Later he died from excessive bleeding at the National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation around 12:30pm.
However, a local told New Age that he was walking in the area in the morning when he saw a jeep of law enforcement agencies and a microbus going to the last corner of the Aftabnagar project area. He then heard the sound of three bullets and the vehicles left the area.
Police also seized a pistol from his possession.
Earlier, two constructions workers, Faruk Hawlader, 30, a brick layer, and Milon Hossain, 19, a day laborer, were shot dead and another was wounded by assailants at Madhya Badda in the capital Dhaka Tuesday morning reportedly over the payment of extortion money.
The police official said that Faruk was known to Sohag.
Faroque Hawlader, owner of the site, filed a case with Badda police station against unnamed people.
Locals said residents of the area, especially owners of under-construction buildings, were suffering because of reckless extortion. Some people, claiming themselves as members of Chanchal Bahini and Joynal Bahini, were extorting money from the local people.
When asked, Dhaka Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner (media and public relation) Masudur Rahman said the detectives were also continuing investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, bodies of the deceased people were sent to their villages in Borguna.
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