8 alleged robbers lynched in Narayanganj

8 alleged robbers lynched in Narayanganj

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Narayanganj–Eight suspected robbers allegedly of an inter-district gang were killed and three others injured in lynching attack in Purindabazar area of Araihazar upazila in Narayanganj early Thursday.
A gang of robbers numbering 25-30 reportedly came in the market area in a truck ( no-Dhaka Metro Ta-4311) and stormed a rice shop owned by Abdul Gafur in the Bazar area under Satgram union around 5am, said Assistant Superintendent of Police AKM Jahirul Islam.When they were loading rice into the truck from the shop, several devotees on way to the mosque, saw them and screamed.
Later they reportedly made the shopkepers hostage at gunpoint and tied them up with rope.
One of them ran away to a nearby village and informed others of the matter.
Shop owners of the market and villagers encircled the robbers and caught 11 alleged members of the gang.
Later they severely beat them up and threw them into the nearest pond and ditch. On information, police rushed to the spot.
With the help of divers, they recovered four bodies around 7:30am. Later they also recovered three more bodies around 9:30am, added the ASP.
Critically injured three robbers were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The injured were Manik, son of Latif, hailing from Raipur village in Trishal upazila, Lokman, son of Osman Bepari, hailing from Kalibari village under Chandpur thana, and Sajib Miah, son of Sana Miah, hailing from Kotwali Balla village in Mymensingh district.
Additional police personnel were deployed in the area, said Mohammad Ariful Rahman, officer-in-charge of Araihazar Police Station.
Most of the deceased were from Mymensingh district, added the OC.- UNB

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