Jamaat activist killed in ‘gunfight’ in SatkhiraNew Age Online
An activist of Jamaat-e-Islami was killed in a ‘shootout’ with Joint Force members at Ghunpara area under Debhata upazila of Satkhira Tuesday morning, police said.
The deceased was identified as Anarul Islam, a Rokon of Jamaat upazila unit and son of one Abdul Hamid. He was hailed from Nangla village under the same upazila.
Family members of the victim claimed that JF members detained Anarul, while he was working in his farm.
The JF members opened fire at him in Ghunpara area, family members claimed.
Officer-in-charge of Debhata police station Tarok Biswas said they got information that Jamaat and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir men were gathering in the area to carry out rebellious activities.
When a team of JF of police, Rapid Action Battalion and Border Guard Bangladesh reached the spot, Jamaat-Shibir activists hurled several crude bombs and opened fire at them, he claimed.
The JF members also fired 19 rounds of bullets triggering a gun fight, Tarok also said.
The JF found bullet wounded Anarul lying on the spot at about 9:30am, Tarok further added.
He was rushed to Satkhira Sadar Hospital and succumbed to his injuries there.
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