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Suspected robber killed in Jhenaidah ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 01:38 pm July 12th, 2018
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Nuru, 45, was killed around 3am on Thursday

A suspected member of a gang of robbers has been killed in a so-called gunfight with the police in Jhenaidah. The incident occurred in Maheshpur Upazila around 3am on Thursday. 

The deceased suspect, named Nuru, 45, was a resident of Jessore district, and notorious in the region as a robber, said the police.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Kotchandpur circle) Mirza Salauddin confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, saying: “A team from the Maheshpur police station was patrolling the Kaliganj-Jibonnagar Highway.

“The police received a tip-off that a gang of criminals were planning to conduct a robbery by blocking the highway with a tree stump, and decided to investigate the area.”

Salauddin continued: “As soon as the police approached, the  gang of robbers started firing at them. After a few minutes of a gunfight, police found the injured Nuru, on the scene.

“He was taken to a nearby hospital where the doctor pronounced him dead on arrival.”

Police seized two bombs, one locally made gun, one bullet, a machete and other equipment from the area.