Police kill ‘robber’ in Cumilla ‘shootout’

Published: April 18, 2018 11:39:01 | Updated: April 18, 2018 18:04:08


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A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at Raipur in Daudkandi upazila early Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Rubayet Hossain Babul, son of Imam Hossain of Madhabdi upazila in Narsingdi district.

Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Daudkandi Police Station, said a team of police arrested two robbers Babul and Maruf Ahmed from Dhaka's Uttara area on Monday in connection with their alleged involvement in mugging a covered van of export oriented fabrics from Daudkandi area.

Later, police along with two others conducted a drive on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Raipur area around 3 am to nab their associates.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, associates of Babul opened fire to police prompting them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.

Babul caught in the line of fire while he was trying to flee the scene and sustained bullet injures.

Later, he died on the way to Cumilla Medical College Hospital, police said.

Four policemen including Nurul Islam, sub-inspector of Daudkandi Police Station, were injured during the gunfight, reports UNB.

Police also recovered one pipe gun and a bullet from the spot.

Babul was wanted in 22 cases field with different police stations in Narayanganj and Narsingdi.

Besides, three policemen were injured in the skirmish.

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