The Daily Star reports that an alleged 'criminal' was killed in a 'shootout' between Rapid Action Battalion members and his cohorts in the city's Mohammadpur area early Wednesday. The dead was identified as Shamsher Mobin alias Shimul, 33, a resident of Kamrangirchar area in the capital. He was accused in eight cases, including one for murder, police said.
According to the police, a patrol team of Rab-2 raided a field at Dhaka Udyan in Mohammadpur at about 1:00am where Shimul and his associates were holding a meeting. Sensing their presence, the gang opened fire on the elite force members forcing them to fire back that triggered a 'gunfight'. At one stage, the criminals managed to flee the scene. Later, the Rab men found the bullet-hit body of Shimul on the field.
The elite force members recovered a firearm and some bullets from the spot. The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
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