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Suspected robber killed in Ashulia 'gunfight'

  • Published at 12:57 pm May 30th, 2018
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The incident took place early Wednesday.

A suspected robber was killed in a "gunfight" with police in Moragang area of Baipail-Tongi conjunction on the Ashulia highway in Savar.

The incident took place early Wednesday.

Police said a gang of robbers hurled bricks and mortar on moving vehicles on the Abdullahpur-Baipail highway at around 3am on Wednesday. 

The robbers opened fire at a patrolling team of police when they went to the spot. In retaliation, police fired back and one of the robbers was injured.

Later, he was pronounced dead at Savar upazila health complex. 

The rest of the gang escaped the scene on a microbus, police added.

Officer In-charge of Ashulia police station Abdul Awal confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune. However, police could not identify the deceased immediately.