An accused in a case filed over the killing of a minor girl after rape was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Tongi of Gazipur city on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Sufian, prime accused in the case filed over killing minor girl Chandni after rape.
Abdullah Al Mamun, commanding officer of Rab-1 Porabari camp, said the elite force arrested one Sufian’s friend Niloy from Madhumita Rail gate area of Tongi on May 17 and after his confessional statement, its members conducted a drive to arrest Sufian on Thursday night.
When the Rab team went to the area, the criminals opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
At one stage, Sufian was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee the scene, the Rab official said.
Rab sent the body to Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy.
One firearm and a bullet were recovered from the spot.
On May 16, police recovered the body of Chandni from the Madhumita Railgate area in Tongi.