Jamaat leader Nurul Islam Shahin killed after police picks him up

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A Jamaat activist has been killed in Rajshahi.

Deceased Nurul Islam Shahin, 45, was also a teacher of Islamic Studies at Islamia College and owner of Padma off-sheet printing press.

Rajshahi city unit Jamaat secretary Jahangir Alam said Nurul Islam was an activist of the party and former president of party’s ward no 30.

Assistant Commissioner Iftekhayer Alam of city DB Police said Nurul Islam was injured in a “gunfight” with police early Wednesday.

“He succumbed to his injuries at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital,” he added.

Nurul Islam’s brother Fazlul Haque Tuhin alleged that Detective Branch police picked up his brother from his press around 9pm on Tuesday January 27 2015.

He said when they contacted the DB police office, they were informed that Nurul Islam would be released on Wednesday morning.

Later, they got a call from RMCH morgue in the morning informing them that Nurul’s body was at the hospital. The “crossfire” or “gunfight” killing allegedly took place at 2am on Wednesday January 28 2015 at Ashrafer Moor.

Nurul Islam Shahin is survived by his wife and two children. His elder son is aged 10, and younger son is a 1 year old infant.