Suspected mugger dies in ‘shootout’ with police in Mymensingh
A suspected mugger has died in what the police described as a shootout with law enforcers in Mymensingh.
The shootout took place around 4:30am Wednesday in an area known as Balurmath, where 22-year-old Nayeem died, according to Mymensingh Detective Branch OC Ashikur Rahman.
Nayeem was detained on Tuesday over the killing of a man in a knife attack by muggers on Jan 19.
“Police took Nayeem to Balurmath on Wednesday night to nab his accomplices. But a gun fight erupted as the miscreants started hurling explosives prompting the police to retaliate,” Ashikur said.
“Nayeem died on the spot after being shot,” he said adding that two police men suffered injuries in the shootout.”
Nayeem’s body was kept at the Mymensingh Medical College Hospital morgue.