‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with cops in Kushtia

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with cops in Kushtia

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Dhaka  – A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Nimtala adjacent to Kushtia-Meherpur regional highway in Mirpur upazila in Kushtia early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Akhtarul Islam alias British, 30, son of Shamsul Islam, a resident of Bara Baria area in the upazila,UNB News Agency Reported.
Being tipped off that a gang of 10-12 robbers were taking preparation at Nimtala to commit robbery, a team of police conducted a drive there, said Officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station Kazi Jalal Uddin.However, sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers
opened fire on them.In retaliation, police also fired back which triggered the gunfight around 2:30am, leaving a robber dead on the spot.Two policemen were also injured in the gunfight, the OC added.Police also recovered a gun, two rounds of bullet and three bullet
shells from the spot.

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