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

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

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Dhaka- A suspected leader of an inter-district robber gang was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between his cohorts and police at Brahmangaon village in Sarail upazila in Brahmanbaria  early Friday.The deceased was identified as Manik Mia.Rupak Kumar Saha, officer in-charge of Sarail Police Station, said a team of police arrested Manik Mia, leader of an inter-district robber gang, from Sarail upazila on Wednesday night,UNB News Agency Reported.Later, police along with Manik Mia conducted a drive in the village to recover arms on Thursday night.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the associates of Manik opened fire on police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight early in the morning.At one stage, Manik was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries.He was rushed to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.Five policemen, including sub-inspectors Alim and Amzad, were injured in the gunfight.Police also recovered two pipe guns, two rounds of bullets and some sharp weapons from the spot.

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