'Ringleader' killed in Pirojpur 'shootout'

‘Ringleader’ killed in Pirojpur ‘shootout’

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A suspected leader of a robbers’ gang was killed and two cops were injured in a ‘shootout’ with police at Chalna village in Sadar upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Wahed, 45, of Kalikati village of the same upazila. Tipped off that a gang of robbers, led by Wahed, was preparing to commit robberies at the village, a team of police, including DB men, raided the area around 3am, said sub-inspector Asad of Sadar Police Station.
Sensing the presence of police, Wahed and his associates fired gunshots at the law enforcers, triggering a gunfight that left Wahed dead on the spot and two DB members—Rasel and Mohiuddin—injured.The injured were admitted to Sadar Hospital. Later, police recovered one gun and 10 to15 cartridges from the spot.-UNB, Pirojpur

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