Sunday, 19th September 2021

Nayan Bond, prime accused in Rifat murder, killed in ‘gunfight’

Dhaka, Jul 3 (BAN/CD): Sabbir Hossain Nayan alias Nayan Bond, one of the two attackers who hacked Barguna youth Rifat Sharif to death in front of his wife in broad daylight, was killed in “gunfight” with law enforcers recently, police said.

A team of Barguna Sadar Police Station conducted a drive to arrest Nayan at Purbo Burirchar near Purkata ferry ghat area around 4:15am, Abir Hossain Mohammad, officer-in-charge of Barguna Sadar Police Station, as told to a Daily Star correspondent.

The policemen came under attack by the gang of Nayan when the lawmen reached the area, the OC said, adding that in response, police fired back to protect themselves, triggering the “gunfight”.

The body of Nayan was found after the “gunfight”, the police official said.

Four policemen including Additional SP Shajahan Mia, who led the drive, were injured in the incident, he said. Two of them were sent to Barishal as their conditions were stated to be critical, he added.

Police also recovered three sharp weapons, one pistol and three bullets from the spot.

“We heard the sounds of gunshots around 4:00am. Later, we went to the spot around 5:00 am and saw the body,” a villager told a Daily Star correspondent.

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