Rape accused killed in Feni 'gunfight'
A man accused in rape cases was killed in an alleged shootout between his cohorts and police in Dagonbhuiya upazila of Feni early yesterday.The deceased -- Musa Alam Masud of Khushipur village -was wanted in six cases including two rape cases, said Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dagonbhuiya Police Station.
He is a fugitive accused of raping a physically challenged girl in Khushipur in 2016, said the official adding Masud was also wanted in another case filed for violating a womanon May 6 this year. Earlier on Tuesday night, the law enforcers arrested Masud from Nangalkot area in Cumilla, said the police official.
Later around 3:00am, a police team along with Masud carried out a drive in Khushipur bridge area to arrest his associate Chottu.Masud's associates, sensing presence of the law enforcers, opened fire on law enforcers prompting them to retaliate, triggering a shootout.
At one stage, Masud caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries while the others managed to flee the scene, police said.Masud was declared dead at Dagonbhuiya Health Complex.Police recovered one pistol and three bullets from the spot.