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Murder accused killed in M’singh gunfight

 Mymensingh Correspondent

 Published: 09:29 AM, 22 August 2019   Updated: 02:32 PM, 22 August 2019

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A man, prime accused in a murder case, was killed in a gunfight with police at Chakua Daria intersection in Gafargaon Upazila of Mymensingh early Thursday. 

The deceased was identified as Md Ekhlas Uddin, son of Nurul Islam of Chakua village. He was wanted in two murder cases - the latest one was for killing an auto-rickshaw driver last month.

Shahinuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Pagla Police Station, said that tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 1:30 am.

As soon as the police reached the area, Ekhlas and his associates hurled brickbats and fired gunshots, triggering a gunfight, the OC said.

Ekhlas was caught in the line of fire and sustained a gunshot wound. Later, he was taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead. 

A foreign 12 bore revolver, one round bullet and 200 grams of heroin were recovered from the scene, said the OC adding that DB Deputy Inspector Akram Hossain and Constable Elias Mia were injured in the incident.