At least three people were reportedly killed in ‘gunfight’ in Rangpur and Magura districts on Wednesday.
According to reports of our Rangpur correspondent, two members of a gang of inter-district robbers were killed in a gunfight with police near Lengtichhora Bridge on the Rangpur-Dinajpur Highway under Taraganj upazila.
The deceased were Mashiur Rahman, 40, son of late Zakaria of Bhimpur village under Taraganj upazila and Bijoy Chandra, 32, of Kursha Baloram village under Sadar upazila.
Officer-in-Charge of Taraganj police station Abdul Latif Mian said a special police squad raided the area based on information that a group of robbers gathered there for committing robbery around 3:20 am.
“However, sensing the presence of police, the miscreants opened fire on them, forcing the policemen to retaliate that triggered the gunfight. Two robbers were killed on the spot,” the OC said adding that the other dacoits managed to escape the scene.
Police recovered the bodies and sent those to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) for autopsy.
“At least 21 cases have been pending against Mashiur and 12 cases against Bijoy with Taraganj police station,” the OC said, adding that many similar cases were also pending against them with other police stations in the region.
In Magura, a miscreant was killed in a gunfight with the police in Dhalhara-Binodpur Road area in Sadar upazila in the morning..
The deceased Juban Ali, a resident of Chaulia-Guchhagram of the upazila, was accused in 13 cases for murder, rape, drug peddling and other criminal conducts, said Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Police Station Ajmal Huda, erports BSS.
Being informed, a team of police conducted a raid in the area while the terrorist group was staying in the area, the OC said.
When the police team reached near Magura-Binodpur road, sensing the presence of police, the terrorists opened fire on them. In retaliation, the law enforcers also opened fire leading to a gunfight for sometimes.
Juban Ali was caught in the line of fire and injured critically while his associates managed to flee the scene.
He was sent to Magura Sadar Hospital where on duty doctor declared him dead.
Police also recovered a foreign made pistol, seven bullets and some local weapons from the spot.