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Suspected forest bandit killed in Sundarbans 'gunfight'

  • Published at 03:22 pm April 24th, 2018
Suspected forest bandit killed in Sundarbans 'gunfight'
A 35 year-old suspected member of a forest bandit gang was killed in a "gunfight" with Rapid Action Battalion in Ambaria area near Shela River in the Sundarbans. The incident occurred Tuesday morning. RAB 8 Senior Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Surat Alam said: “The bandits opened fire at a regular patrolling team of RAB.” In retaliation, the RAB officials fired back that left one of the bandits dead. Later, RAB conducted a drive and recovered a shotgun, two single-barrelled guns, two machetes, and bullet shells from the spot. Sharankhola station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Kabirul Islam said: “The body has been sent to Bagerhat District Hospital for autopsy. “Two cases have also been filed in connection with the incident.”