‘Robber’ dies in Jhenaidah ‘shootout’

Published: July 12, 2018 11:31:12 | Updated: July 12, 2018 15:27:08


A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Purundapur village of Maheshpur upazila in Jhenaidah early Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Nurul Islam alias Nur Dakat, 48, of the village. Nur was wanted in several cases.

Being tipped-off that a gang of robbers were preparing to commit robbery in the area, a team of police conducted a drive there around 1:45 am, said Md Salauddin, additional superintendent of Kotchandpur police.

Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire to law enforcers prompting them to fire back in self-defence, reports UNB.

At one stage, Nur was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.

Police also recovered two bombs, one bullet and a sharp weapon from the spot.

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