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Robber gang leader killed in Moulvibazar ‘gunfight

  • Published at 01:10 pm May 31st, 2018
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Police say Islam Ali is accused in 14 cases, including eight filed over robbery

A suspected leader of a gang of robbers has been killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Moulvibazar’s Kularura.

Police say four of their members have also been injured in the “gunfight” that took place at Hazipur union in the early hours of Thursday.

The deceased is Islam Ali, 45. Police say he is accused in 14 cases, eight of them related to robbery

A police team, led by Additional Superintendent Abu Yusuf, was going to Hazipur’s Paboi village after being tipped off about the presence of armed robbers there. 

The robbers opened fire on the team near the Sharishtala Bazar leading to a skirmish, police said.

After the skirmish, police recovered the body of Islam along with an LG and five cartridges.

Kulaura police’s Sub-Inspector Yasin Ali and three constables, injured in the skirmish, are being treated at the Upazila Health Complex.