Murder suspect killed in Chattogram 'shootout'

Staff Correspondent, Chattogram
Published : 11:11, Oct 23, 2019 | Updated : 11:54, Oct 23, 2019

A key suspect in the murder of a Saudi-returnee child specialist has been killed in Chattogram’s Sitakunda Upazila in what the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) described as shootout.

The incident was reported early on Wednesday (Oct 23) from the upazila’s Banshbaria area, said RAB.

The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Nazir Ahmed Sumon alias Kalu.

On a tip-off of a robbery in progress, a raid was conducted at Banshbaria area of the upazila, said Assistant Director Kazi Tareq Aziz of RAB-7.

“Sensing RAB’s presence, the robbers opened fire. They fled when the RAB members retaliated. Later, a bullet-hit man was found at the scene and identified as Nazir Ahmed Sumon alias Kalu,” said the senior RAB officer.

“The body has been sent to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for hospital for autopsy,” he said.

Two firearms, including a pistol, and 27 rounds of ammunition were seized from the scene, added the elite police official.

RAB said the pediatrician, Shah Alamgir was found dead with multiple injuries beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Oct 18.

Dr Alamgir set up his practice, Baby Care Private Limited, at Sitakunda’s Chhoto Kumira village after returning home two years ago.

He served as the head of pediatric surgery department of Madina Maternity and Children’s Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

On Oct 22, RAB arrested an accused in the murder, Omar Faruque, from Chattogram railway station area. 

Faruque gave a confessional statement before the court and said that Kalu was the key member for the killing of Dr Alamgir.