2 suspects of Bachhu murder killed in Munshiganj ‘shootout’

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Munshiganj, September 07: Two suspects of writer, publisher and blogger Shahjahan Bachchu murder case have been killed in a reported gunfight with police at Hasha KC Road in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj.The incident took place in the wee hours of Friday.

The deceased were identified as Kaka alias Boma Shamim and Ekhlas.

Zahedul Alam, superintendent of Munshiganj Police, confirmed the matter to media.

“More details would be announced through a press conference later,” he said.

Two sharp weapons, eleven crude bombs, one pistol and one motorcycle were recovered from the spot.

Three policemen including two sub-inspectors were injured in the gunfight.

Shahjahan Bachchu, 60, an outspoken proponent of secular principles and owner of a publishing house ‘Bishaka Prokashoni’, was gunned down in his ancestral village Kakaldi in the district on June 11 evening.