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‘Robber’ dies in Sylhet ‘gunfight’

Published: August 24, 2019 13:14:13 | Updated: August 24, 2019 20:15:31


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A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Maricha border area in Zakiganj upazila of Sylhet district on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Abdus Shaheed Chhalu, 32, of Dharmadihi village under Baralekha upazila in Moulvibazar, reports UNB.

Mir MdAbdun Naser, officer-in-charge of Zakiganj Police Station, said tipped off that a gang of eight to nine robbers was preparing for committing robbery in the area, a team of police conducted a drive early Saturday.

Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, triggering the gunfight.

After the gunfight, police recovered the body of Chhalu from the spot.

There are six robbery and arms cases against Chhalu with Kanaighat, Bianibazar, Golapganj, Balaganj and Moglabazar police stations, the OC added.

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