‘Forest robber’ dies in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

Published: February 18, 2019 12:16:40 | Updated: February 20, 2019 11:52:14

A suspected forest robber was killed in a gunfight with members of Coast Guard in Sonaimukhi Khal area under Dakope thana in Khulna district in the early hours of Monday.

The dead man, yet to be identified, was a member of forest robber gang 'Asabur Bahini'.

Lt Mohammad Bayazid, operation officer of Coast Guard Mongla West Zone, said acting on information that a gang of forest robbers gathered in the area, a team of Coast Guard conducted the drive.

The encounter led the robbers to open fire on them, forcing the force to fire back that triggered the gunfight, reports UNB.

One of the forest robbers sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight, he was declared dead when taken to Dakope Upazila Health Complex.

The team also recovered four firearms and a bullet from the spot.

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