A rape suspect was killed in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion in Napitkhali area of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Anwarul Islam, 52, son of late Ershad Ali of Badarkhali village.
He was accused of raping a schoolgirl of the same village on February 11, according to a RAB-7 press release.
Tipped off, a team of RAB-7 conducted a drive in the village to arrest Anwarul.
Sensing the presence of the elite force, the associates of Anwarul opened fire on the RAB members, prompting them to retaliate.
Anwarul was caught in the line of fire during the gunfight while others managed to flee the scene, claimed the law enforcement agency.
Later, the elite force members took bullet-hit Anwarul to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctors declared him dead..