Main accused in Cumilla councilor murder killed in ‘gunfight’ with police

The main accused in the murder of Cumilla ward councillor Syed Mohammad Sohel and his aide were killed in a reported gunfight in the city with law enforcers early today.

Porimol Das, sub-inspector of Detective Branch of Police, Cumilla, confirmed the matter.

The deceased was identified as Shah Alam (28), the main accused in the Cumilla ward councillor murder case, he added.

A team of detectives and police officials conducted a drive in the Beribadh area near Gomoti river around 12:15 am based on a tip-off, according to Porimol.

“The accused started firing at the law enforcers sensing their presence forcing retaliation around 1:15 am,” the official claimed to add that once the firing stopped, police rescued Shah Alam from the spot.

“He was rushed to Cumilla Medical College Hospital where on-duty doctor declared him dead,” he also said.

Two police officials were also injured in the incident, the SI claimed.

A case was being filed in this connection.