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Robber killed in Dinajpur ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 12:54 pm February 7th, 2020

Two policemen were also injured during the gunfight

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Kashiadanga in Hakimpur upazila in Dinajpur.

The deceased was identified as Kahidul Islam alias Touhidul, 40, of Nashipur village in the upazila, reports UNB.

“He was wanted in 11 cases including that of robbery,” said Hakimpur Circle Police Senior Assistant Superintendent of Akhiul Islam on Friday.

“Tipped off that a group of criminals were taking preparation to commit a robbery, a police team conducted a drive in the area around 3:30 am,” said Abdur Razzak Akondo, officer-in-charge of Hakimpur police station.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, he said.

Kahidul was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee the scene.

Two policemen were also injured during the gunfight.

One pipe gun, two shells of bullets and five sharp weapons were recovered from the spot.