2 hijackers killed in Hazaribagh gunfight
Published: 11:28 AM, 20 May 2019 Updated: 03:00 PM, 20 May 2019
Two suspected hijackers were killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Hazaribagh Beribadh area near Madhu City in the capital early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Manir, 45, and Giasuddin, 33.
Superintendent Muhammad Mohiuddin Faruqi of RAB-2 said that a gang of hijackers hijacked a covered van carrying 8-9 tonnes of tea of Ishpahani Tea Ltd from Srimangal five-six days ago.
Being informed that the hijackers would take the van to Old Dhaka, a team of RAB set up a check-post in front of Madhu City under Hazaribagh Police Station.
When the van was crossing the checkpost around 2:45 am, the team challenged it.
Being challenged by the elite force, the hijackers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering a skirmish.
After the gunfight, the elite force recovered the bodies of van driver Munir and his helper Gias from the spot. They also recovered a pistol, bullets and the covered van carrying tea from the spot.