Wed, Oct 23, 2019 10:10

Dr Alam murder suspect killed in Chittagong 'gunfight'



RAB recovered two firearms and  bullets from the spot

A key suspect in the murder of a Saudi-returnee child specialist has been killed in a reported gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong.

RAB 7 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mahmudul Hasan Mamun said: "The gunfight took place between our patrol team and a group of armed miscreants at Uttar Banshbaria area around 3:30am on Wednesday."

The deceased is identified as Nazir Ahmed Sumon alias Kalu, 26.

Two firearms, including a foreign-made pistol, and 27 rounds of bullet were also recovered from the spot.

The ASP said the pediatrician, Shah Alam, 61, was found dead with multiple injuries beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway on October 18.

The muggers stabbed the physician to death inside a moving human hauler as he tried to resist them.

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

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

On October 22, RAB arrested the human hauler's driver and another accused in the murder, Omar Faruque, 19, from Chittagong railway station area. 

Faruque gave a confessional statement before Chittagong Judicial Magistrate Shiplu Kumar Dey and later, the court sent him to jail.