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Three killed in robber-police 'gunfights'

  • Published at 12:33 pm September 11th, 2016
  • Last updated at 07:54 am September 12th, 2016
Three killed in robber-police 'gunfights'

In Khulna, an alleged ringleader of a forest robbery gang was killed in a gunfight at Koira upazila.

Deceased Rabiul Islam Rabi, 24, was a resident of Maharajpur area in Koira, said Shamsher Ali, officer in-charge of Koira police station.

On receiving information, the law enforcers conducted a drive there around 4am in the area. But sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire at the police, triggering a gunfight between them, said the OC.

The police recovered the bullet-hit body of Rabiul from the spot. However, other members of the gang fled the scene. Later, locals identified the body, he added.

There were eight cases against him, including arms cases and robbery cases, with the police station, said the OC. The body was sent to Khulna Medical College Hospital for an autopsy.

Assistant Sub-inspector Lutfar Rahman, Constable Saifullah and Biswanath also received injuries and admitted to Jaigir Mahal Hospital in Koira, said the police.

The police also recovered a point 22-bore rifle, seven rounds bullets, four pieces of deer skin, two horns of deer and two sharp weapons from the spot.

In Savar, a suspected robber was killed in a gunfight between his associates and police at Srikhandalia in Ashulia area in the early hours of the day.

The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain.

Officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station Mohsinul Qadir said on secret information that a gang of robbers was preparing to commit robbery in the area, a team of police conducted a drive there around 4:30am.

Sensing presence of police, the bandits opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight that left Anwar dead. Police later recovered the body.

In Brahmanbaria's Nabinagar, an alleged robber was killed in a gun battle between robbers and police personnel.

Police said a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery in the area. When police went there, the robbers opened fire on policemen forcing them to take retaliation. Md Kazol Mia accused in several cases was caught in the cross-fire and died on the sopt, said officer-in-charge of Nabinagar police station Imtiaz Ahmed.

Desk/Tithi

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