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Rape accused killed in Sitakunda gunfight

 Chattogram Correspondent  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:52 PM, 27 June 2019  

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An accused in a rape case was killed in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Amirabad of Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Rana, 20. He is accused of raping a seventh-grade student on February 3. He reportedly lured her to an abandoned house with promises of pickles. A case was filed in this connection.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Md. Mashqur Rahman, media officer of RAB-7, said that acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force went to arrest Rana from the area on early Thursday.

As soon as they reached the spot, the suspect opened fire on the RAB team, triggering a skirmish in which he was killed.

His body has been sent to a local hospital for autopsy. The elite force members recovered a firearm and 11 bullets from the spot after the gunfight, the RAB Official said.