Faizullah killed in Madaripur 'gunfight'

18 June,2016

RTNN News Desk: Golam Faizullah Fahim, an attacker on college teacher Ripan Chakrabarti, was killed purportedly in a `gunfight` in the district on Saturday morning.

The gunfight took place in Miarchar village of Bahadur union under Sadar Upazila.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Moniruzzaman Fakir said that police conducted a drive to detain criminals and recover arms in the area. Meanwhile, sensing presence of police, Fahim`s cohorts opened fire aiming police. In reply, police also opened fire which triggered a gunfight.

Later, police recovered the body from the spot.

The machete attack on a Hindu teacher in Madaripur on Wednesday was the first such operation conducted by a three-member sleeper cell of outlawed militant group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

At one stage, the college student Ghulam Faizullah Fahim, caught by locals after the failed attack.

The attackers fled the scene after neighbours of the victim, Government Nazimuddin College teacher Ripon Chakrabarty, 45, came to his aid hearing screams. The trio were hacking him at the entrance of his house in College Road area on Wednesday afternoon.

Later, following the attack, Sub-Inspector Ayub Ali filed a case with Sadar police station.

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