Suspected pirate killed in Satkhira gunfight

Published: November 07, 2017 13:44:26 | Updated: November 07, 2017 22:02:20


A top leader of a pirate gang was killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chunkuri Khal in Sundarbans under Satkhira range on Tuesday morning.

The deceased was identified as Nannu Molla, second-in-command of ‘Zonab Bahini’, a news agency reported.

On secret information, a team of RAB conducted a drive in the area, said Jahidul Islam, Lt Commander of RAB-6.

Sensing the presence of the elite force, the gang members opened fire on them, prompting the law enforcers to fire back for self defense, triggering a gunfight.

After the gunfight, the elite force arrested bullet-wound Nannu from the spot.

Later, Nannu died on the way to Shyamnagar upazila health complex, said Syed Mannan Ali, the Officer-in-Charge of Shyamnagar Police Station.

The RAB members also recovered three pipe guns, two pistols and 26-round bullet from the spot.

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