Suspected robber dies in Cumilla 'gunfight'

Published: June 09, 2018 11:07:39 | Updated: June 09, 2018 16:28:49


A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at Chhechrapukuria under Debidwar upazila in Cumilla in the early hours of Saturday.

Deceased Sumon, son of Habibur Rahman of Kuruin village, was a member of inter-district robber gang. He was wanted in 15 cases, said police. 

Debidwar Police Station's Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mizanur Rahman said they were tipped off that a gang of robbers was preparing to commit robberies and then a team of them conducted a drive there at around 1:15 am.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the gang fired gunshots, triggering a gunfight when Sumon died on the spot, he said, UNB reported.

OC Mizan said they have recovered a pipe gun along with a cartridge and other sharp weapons from the scene. 

 

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