'Robber' killed in B'baria 'gunfight' with cops

‘Robber’ killed in B’baria ‘gunfight’ with cops


Dhaka – An alleged robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between his cohorts and police at Mirpukurpar in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria early Saturday, UNB news agency has reported. The deceased was identified as Lokman Miah.Officer-in-charge of Kasba Police Station Mahiuddin Ahammed said on a tip-off that a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery in the area, a team of police launched a drive there at about 2:30am.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the gang members opened fire at them, prompting the police personnel to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.
At one stage, Lokman was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while his other associates managed to flee the scene.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Police also recovered a pipe-gun, three cartridges and some sharp weapons from the spot.
Lokman was wanted in five cases, including for robbery, the OC added.


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