'Robber' killed in city 'gunfight'

‘Robber’ killed in city ‘gunfight’


Dhaka – A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with DB police at Diabari in city’s Dakkhinkhan area early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Zahirul Islam.
Tapan Kumar Saha, officer-in-charge of DB Police, said local people caught Zahirul while committing robbery at a house in Dakkhinkhan area on Thursday. Later, they handed over Zahirul to police after a good thrashing.On Thursday night, a team of police with the arrestee went to Diabari to arrest his gang members.
At one stage, the associates of Zahirul opened fire on police, prompting them to retaliate around 4 am, that triggered a gunfight.
Zahirul caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries, he said.
He was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.UNB


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