Outlawed party man killed in gunfight
A member of the outlawed party Purba Bangla Communist Party (red flag) was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Kaligora Bridge area under Mirpur upazila in Kushtia yesterday. The deceased was Asadul Phakira, 38, son of late Ejahar Ali of Radhanagar village and an active member the party. Kamruzzaman, assistant superintendent of Kushtia police (Veramara Circle), said a team of police conducted a drive in the area while some 10-15 miscreants were holding secrete meeting.
He said: “Sensing the presence of the law enforces, they opened fire at the police.” In retaliation, police fired back that left Asadul injured. Two policemen were also injured in the incident. Later, the duty doctor declared Asadul dead after he was taken to Upazila Health Complex. The police recovered two firearms and some bullets from the spot.