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Fri, Jan 24, 2020 2:02

Murder accused killed in Natore ‘gunfight’

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A murder accused was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Gurudaspur upazila of Natore early Friday.

A murder accused was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Gurudaspur upazila of Natore early Friday.

Deceased Abu Hanif Bepari was accused of murder and several other cases including robbery, said Akramul Hossain, additional superintendent of police in Natore.

The killing case was filed after Monowara, wife of a freedom fighter of the district, was allegedly murdered with a knife at her residence by Hanif on January 16, a press release said.

Police detained Hanif from Dhaka’s Badda area on Wednesday, SP Akramul said.

The gunfight took place when a team of police along with Hanif went to Pargurudaspur area and raided a banana orchard to detain his associates early Friday, he added.

Two policemen sustained injuries during the incident, he confirmed.

Police seized a pistol, a pipe gun and five bullets from the spot.