‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in Goalundo

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in Goalundo

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An alleged robber was killed in a gunfight with police in Daulatdia ghat area of the upazila early Monday.The deceased was identified as Arshad Bepari, 30, son of Saijuddin Bepari, a resident of Uttar Daulatdia of the upazila. He was accused in seven cases, including murder and robbery cases, filed with Goalando Police Station.Police in a drive arrested Arshad from the area on Sunday night when he was taking preparation for committing a robbery.Based on information gleaned from him during the primary interrogation, police conducted another drive near by-pass road area around 1:30am for recovering arms, said Shah Jalal, officer-in-charge of Goalundo Police Station.Sensing the presence of police, Arshad’s cohorts opened fire at them, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, which left Arshad critically injured.The OC, an assistant sub-inspector Rafiq Uddin and a constable Anisuddin of Goalundo Police Station were also injured in the incident.Later he was rushed to Rajbari Sadar Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 3am.Police also recovered a foreign pistol with two rounds of bullets. -UNB, Goalundo

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