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Three alleged criminals killed by rivals

Staff Correspondent - December 16th, 2012

Unidentified criminals killed three people involved in firearms smuggling by slitting their throats in Mujibnagar upazila of Meherpur early Thursday.
Informed by local farmers, police recovered the bodies from a water body at Ratanpur village around 7:30am. Robiul Hassan, officer-in-charge of Mujibnagar Police Station confirmed the matter.
The deceased were identified as Robiul Alam, 40, son of Azmot Ali of Taranagar; and Hiro Mondol, 35, son of Afaul Krishna Mondol of Joypur village and Abdul Hamid, 30 son of Asik Ali of Purontpur in the upazila.
According to police, Robiul, Hamid and Hiro were involved in illegal firearms trading. Several cases were against them with Mujibnagar Police Station under the Arms Act. Of them, Robiul and Hamid were wanted criminal by district police, the OC said.
Meherpur District and Sessions Judge Court in 2008 sentenced 14 years of rigorous imprisonment to Robiul, Hamid and Hiro for smuggling firearms through the border with India.
They went out of the jail after the High Court granted them bail in August this year.
According to police, the trio was active members of firearms smuggling wing in Meherpur border points.
Of them, Robiul has been staying at his father-in-law house at Shibpuir village in the upazila for last three months.
“We had no communication with them,” Rasul, brother of Robiul told.
Hiro’s mother Sonally Mondol told the journalists that Hiro went out home on Thursday evening after a phone that called him to go border areas. Since then he had no communication with his family.
“The trio might have been killed due to the internal conflict of the arms smugglers,” OC said.
Police has already launched a drive to nab the killers, said Mozaffor Hossain, superintendent of police in Meherpur who joined at the district today (Thursday).
Earlier on June 16, two siblings allegedly involved in drug smuggling. The bodies were sent to Meherpur General Hospital morgue for autopsy.