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2019-07-02 12:03:09 BdST

Rifat murder accused Nayon Bond killed in ‘gunfight’


Prime accused of the Rifat Sharif murder case Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Barguna sadar upazila early Tuesday.

A team of police led by Additional Superintendent of Police Shahjahan conducted a drive in Purakata Ferryghat area at around 4:00am on information that several accused of the murder were staying there, said Abir Mohammad Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) at the Sadar Police Station.

Sensing the presence of the police team, the criminals launched an attack on them, forcing them to fire shots in self-defence, he said.

A criminal was found lying dead on the spot after the gun battle, the OC said, adding that locals later identified him as Nayon Bond.

Four police personnel, including the additional SP, were also injured in the incident, Abir claimed.

Rifat, 22, was hacked to death by criminals in front of his wife Ayesha Siddika Minni in broad daylight in the district town on June 26.

The incident was caught on surveillance camera, which went viral triggering outrage and condemnation across the country.

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