Suspected robber dies in ‘gunfight’ with police in Kishoreganj

Published: January 11, 2019 16:43:16 | Updated: January 12, 2019 13:01:10

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A suspected robber was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Ujanchar Beelpar area in Bajitpur upazila of Kishoreganj during the early hours of Friday.

Police named the dead as Arshaf Uddin, 30, son of Bachchu Mia, from Bhairab upazila's Manikdi area. He was accused in several robbery cases, according to a UNb report.

A police team raided Beelpar at around 2:30am after being tipped-off about a drug deal taking place there, said Md Shariful Islam, additional superintendent of Kishoreganj police.

"Our team came under fire as soon as it reached the spot," he said. "Arshaf was killed during a skirmish that followed."

Police recovered a shotgun, 100 yaba pills, 15 phensedyl bottles and five bullets from the spot, Shariful added.

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