'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with police in Jhenidah

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with police in Jhenidah


Dhaka – A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Pirojpur Karaitala on the Jessore-Jhenidah highway in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah early Friday, UNB news agency reported. Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Acting on secret information that a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 3:35am, said Azgarh Ali Sheikh, additional superintendent of Jhenidah police.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire to police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.
At one stage, a robber was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee the scene.
Two policemen were injured in the gunfight.
Police recovered one shutter gun, five crude bombs, four sharp weapons, two saws and some explosive substances from the spot.


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