The ringleader of an inter-district robber gang was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Gopalpur village in Pangsha upazila early Monday.
The deceased was identified was Abdur Rouf, 28, son of Abdur Rahman, s resident of Faziyadanga village of the upazila.He was wanted by police in several cases filed with three police stations of Kushitia, Pangsha and Kalukhali, including murder and robbery cases.
Police said they arrested Rouf from the Faridpur-Rajbari highway on Saturday night while he was taking preparation to commit robbery.
After interrogation, police along with Rouf conducted a drive at the village around 1am to recover firearms.
When the police team reached the village, associates of Rouf opened fire on police, prompting the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.
Rouf was caught in the line of fire and injured critically while his associates managed to flee the scene.
Later he was rushed to Pangsha sadar police station.
As his condition was deteriorated, he was shifted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police also recovered three round cartridges and one shutter gun from the spot.
Abu Samad Md Iqbal Hayat, officer-in-charge of Pangsha Police Station, confirmed the incident.- UNB