One of the accused murderers of Child Specialist Dr Md Shah Alam has been killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chattogram's Sitakunda early today.
The deceased Nazir Ahmad Sumon Prokash alias Kalu, 26, along with some other miscreants, was allegedly involved in the killing of the sexagenarian doctor who returned to Bangladesh two years ago, said Mahmudul Hasan Mamun, RAB-7 assistant director (media).
He worked at Madina Maternity and Children's Hospital in Saudi Arabia for around 30 years.
The RAB-7 assistant director said a group of armed miscreants at Banshbaria area opened fire on the elite force when they conducted a drive there to arrest the other murderers of Shah Alam, with Omor Faruque, another suspect in Shah Alam murder, who was detained on October 22.
The elite force also fired back, which triggered a gunfight. Kalu died on spot during the gunfight, said Mahmudul Hasan.
Two arms, a foreign-made pistol, and 27 rounds of bullets were also recovered from the spot, he added.
On October 18, police recovered Shah Alam's body from a roadside near Kumira Ghatghor area.
Quoting Faruque in a press conference, Md Mashkur Rahman, assistant director (media) at RAB- 7 said, some associates of Faruque called the doctor for going to Cherakandi area of the upazila on October 17.
The miscreants stabbed him to death as he denied giving his belongings at Royel Gate area. Later they dropped Shah Alam's body near Kumira Ghatghor area and washed the vehicle and knives in the nearest sea beach.
Md Mashkur Rahman said that they were trying to detain other suspects.