Habiganj ‘gunfight’ kills ‘robber’

Dhaka,  Mon,  21 August 2017
Published : 03 Aug 2017, 13:56:19
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Habiganj ‘gunfight’ kills ‘robber’

Habiganj ‘gunfight’ kills ‘robber’
An alleged robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police on Baniachang-Shibpasha road in Anjan Bridge area in Baniachang upazila of Habiganj district on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Jhilik. He was wanted in several cases, said police.

Mozzammel Haq, officer-in-charge of Baniachang Police Station, said acting on secret information that a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery at the house of Ismat Mia at Isabpur village, a team of police went to the spot around 3:15 am.

Police arrested four suspected robbers - Saiful Islam Jhilik, Manu, Azam and Mantaz - from the spot.

Later, the law enforcers, along with the arrestees, conducted a drive in Anjan Bridge area around 4:00 am to arrest other members of the robber gang.

At one stage, the robbers opened fire to police, prompting the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.

Jhilik sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight while four policemen were injured in the incident.

Later, Jhilik was taken to local hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

However, the rest of the arrestees remain in police custody, reports UNB.
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