A alleged robber was killed in a gunfight with police in Tejgaon area of the capital early Tuesday.
The deceased was Abdullah, 31, son of Shamsul, hailing from Araiura village in Tarail upazila of Kishoreganj district.
“Acting on a tip-off a gang of robber was holding a clandestine for committing robbery in B G Press area, a team of police conducted a drive around 3:30 am, said Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Tejgaon Industrial Area Police Station
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robber gang opened fire on them, prompted them to retaliate, triggering a gun fight, leaving Abdullah injured with bullet.
The injured Abdullah was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 4:15 am, as per report on UNB agency.
Police recovered a pistol, three rounds of bullets, three cartridges and two machetes.
Two police officials - Raseduzzaman, inspector (investigation) and Margub Towhid, sub-inspector of the police station - were injured in the gun battle claimed the SI.
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