Suspected robber killed in Kushtia 'gunfight'

Suspected robber killed in Kushtia ‘gunfight’

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Kushtia, Feb 1 – A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police on Kushtia-Jhenidah highway in Mahishdanga area under Islamic University thana early Thursday. The deceased could not be identified immediately, Police said.Md Ratan Sheikh, officer-in-charge of the Islamic University Police Station, said on secret information that a gang of robber was preparing to commit robbery, a team of police conducted a drive at around 3:30am.
Sensing presence of police, the robber gang opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, the OC said.
After 30 minutes of gunfight, police rescued the robber as bullet injuries. Later, the injured was rushed to Kushtia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Sub-inspector Md Rashedul Islam and constable Md Ahadul Islam received injuries during the gunfight. Police also recovered a pistol and a gun from the spot, police added. – UNB

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