Update March 23, 2015

Dhaka 5-10 pm, 02-August, 2021

Murder accused Jubo League man killed in RAB shootout in Dhaka

Sumel Sarker

Encounter

Encounter

23 March 2015, Nirapad News: A prime accused in a murder case filed recently over the killing of a girl in the capital’s Fakirapool area, was killed in a gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members in Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur.

The deceased is Mobarak Ullah Monty, 28, a local leader of the Fakirapool Jubo League unit.

The gunfight took place at Titipara Sweeper Colony around 3 am yesterday.

RAB 3 Operational Officer ASP Saiful Islam told Monty shot first and police returned fire.

“We conducted a raid based on information provided by arrested Jahangir Hossain Sohel,” he said. The arrest was made following the recovery of a female body cut into seven pieces. The victim was later identified as a drug peddler named Sumi.

Doctors declared Monty dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 4 am.

Police recovered the butchered body of a girl from Monty’s building in the capital’s Fakirapool area on March 10.

Jahangir Hossain Sohelin was arrested by RAB 3 on March 21.

At the site of the gunfight in Titipara, a witness who asked not to be named, said: “Around 3 am yesterday I heard gunshots. I saw uniformed RAB members through a window.”

About 20 or 25 rounds were fired. “I was scared and put my head down.” Monty’s neighbours said that he was involved in the drug business for a long time and they were afraid of him.

Monty’s wife Farzana Islam told at the DMCH morgue that her husband was missing for 10 or 12 days.

“We did not file a general diary with the police station as Monty sometimes used to go missing for a couple of days,” said Farzana.

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