Dacoit hurt in Joypurhat 'gunfight' dies

Dacoit hurt in Joypurhat ‘gunfight’ dies


An alleged dacoit, who was injured in a ‘gunfight’ between dacoits and police at Komorgram village in Sadar upazila on Friday night, died at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogra this morning.The injured was identified as Rezaul, 37. Superintendent of Police Nazrul Molla said on a tip-off, a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery in the area, a team of police conducted a drive there at about 9 pm.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the gang members opened fire at them, prompting the police personnel to retaliate that triggered a gunfight, leaving Rezaul injured with bullets. Later, police arrested Rezaul while his other associates managed to flee the scene.Police also recovered a knife and some iron rods from the spot. Injured Rezaul was first admitted to Joypurhat Adhunik Hospital under police custody from where he was shifted to Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College as his condition deteriorated.Later, Rezaul succumbed to his injures at the hospital this morning. -BSS, Joypurhat


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