‘Gunfight’ kills ‘robber’ in Meherpur

Dhaka,  Mon,  29 May 2017
Published : 18 May 2017, 10:13:46
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Meherpur ‘gunfight’ leaves ‘robber’ dead

‘Gunfight’ kills ‘robber’ in Meherpur
An alleged robber was killed during a 'gunfight' between law enforcers and a group of robbers at Gangni upazila of Meherpur district early Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Lalon, 30, son of Jahirul Islam of Gangni Upazila in Joraghat, reports UNB.

Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Gangni Police Station, said acting on a tip-off police went to Meherpur-Kushtia road in Chokhtala field area of Gangni in the early hours while a group of robbers were preparing to commit a robbery there.

Sensing presence of law enforcers, the robber gang fired at them first, forcing the police to retaliate and triggering the gunfight, the OC said.

During the gunfight, Lalon sustained bullet injury and two cops of Gangni Police Station- sub-inspector Bokhtiar Hossain and constable Abdul Haque were injured, the OC added.

Later, on-duty doctor of Gangni Upazila Health Complex pronounced him dead when he was taken to the hospital, OC said.

Police recovered two bombs, one LG shot-gun, one round bullet and two local arms from the spot.
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