Two youths, who sustained bullet injuries in a "gunfight" with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) late last night, died during treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday.
The identities of the deceased are yet to be confirmed.
Md Bacchu Mia of DMCH police outpost said that the two youths were admitted to the hospital around midnight on Monday with bullet wounds. They died around 10 am on Tuesday, he added.
Sources within the elite force told UNB that the gunfight took place between RAB and a local gang in the Jhilmil residential area of Keraniganj on Monday night.
While most of the gang members managed to escape, these two youths were found dead and were brought to DMCH by RAB personnel, the sources added.
While contacted, the officer-in-charge of South Keraniganj Police Station Abul Kalam Azad told UNB,” We have assigned a team to gather more information about the gunfight. Details about it will be revealed to the media soon."