2 killed in Khilkhet shootout with police
Published: 11:48 AM, 18 May 2021
Two robbers named Enamul and Russell were killed in a shootout with police at the Khilkhet area in the capital. Two persons were arrested from the spot.
The shootout took place during a DB police drive at the Kawla area in Khilkhet around 2:30 pm on Monday.
According to police sources, two teams of DB police set up checkposts on the Purbachal-bound flyover and Kawla road area around 2:00 am on Monday. At that time, some people were crossing the checkposts by a CNG vehicle. They disobeyed the signal when they were signaled to stop for the search and fled towards Kawla at a high speed.
When the first team of DB warned the second team about the escapees, they blocked the road and started chasing the CNG. The first team was also chasing them at that time. At one point CNG and its passengers were trapped between the two teams of DB and started firing. Police also fired back.
Two wounded Enamul and Russell were later rescued from the spot and taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the duty doctor declared them dead. Besides, two persons named Nayan and Yamin were arrested from there.
DMP Gulshan Intelligence Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mashiur Rahman said a CNG autorickshaw, a foreign pistol, a magazine filled with two rounds of ammunition, an old sharp knife, two Tiger Bum ointments, a green towel, nine smart and button mobiles, 18 pieces of yaba, a lighter and Tk 5,000 in cash were recovered.
Mashiur Rahman said that the arrestees Nayan and Yamin used to rob people with towels and ointments. If the victim insisted, they strangulated, killed them. They used to carry firearms in CNG in fear of being attacked by the police or opposition terrorist groups.
The detainees and the dead are all accused in multiple cases of robbery, murder and drug trafficking. They themselves are addicted to drugs. Legal action is being taken against them, he added.