Suspected robber killed in ‘gunfight’ in Thakurgaon

Published: April 03, 2018 11:25:16 | Updated: April 03, 2018 19:27:35


A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in 29 Mile area near Thakurgaon-Dinajpur highway in Sadar upazila early Tuesday.

Tipped off that a gang of robber numbering 13-14 was taking preparation to commit robberies, a team of detective branch (DB) of police conducted a drive in the area, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Thakurgaon DB police.

Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gunfight.

After the gunfight, police recovered the body of an unidentified 'robber' from the spot.

Besides, four policemen, sub-inspector Khokon, 36, three constables Enamul Haque, 42, Abdul Momin, 35, and Jamal, 28, were injured in the gunfight, reports UNB.

The DB team also recovered sharp weapons from the spot.

Farhat Ahmed, superintendent of Thakurgaon Police is scheduled to brief journalist about the incident around 11 am.

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