The ‘gunfights’ took place in Bogra and Narayanganj
Two suspected robbers have been killed in “gunfights” in two districts.In Bogra, a suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police.
The incident took place near Matidali Bridge in the early hours of Thursday.
The deceased are Apon, alias Caesar, 32, son of Nur Hossain Khondokar of Kornopur area of Bogra town. He was nicknamed the “terror” of the Matidali, Manikchok, and Bangla bazar areas.
Three police constables were also injured in the “gunfight” with the robbers. They have been taken to Bogra Police Lines Hospital.
Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) SM Badiuzzaman confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP Media) of Sadar circle Shonaton Chakrabarty said: "Apon was accused in 11 cases, including five arms cases."
He said Apon was involved in various crimes including extortion and robbery.
A gang of robbers assembled near Matidali Bridge, to conduct a robbery, around 2am on Thursday.
On a tip-off, ASP Chakrabarty along with OC Badiuzzaman, Inspector (Investigation) Kamruzzaman Mia, and Inspector (Operation) Abul Kalam Azad went to the crime scene with the police force.
Upon spotting the police, the gang of robbers opened fire at them, forcing the police to retaliate—leaving Apon injured.
Meanwhile, the other miscreants managed to flee the scene.
Later, the police took Apon to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College (SZMC) and Hospital, where the on-duty doctors declared him dead.
Police found a Burmese knife in Apon's pocket— along with two rounds of cartridges, a machete, and a pipe-gun at the crime scene.
Police suspect that Apon might have died from friendly-fire.
“Legal action will be taken in this regard," OC Badiuzzaman said.
In Narayanganj, a 50-year-old suspected robber named Mobarak was killed in a “gunfight” with police at Asharier Char under Sonargaon upazila.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 4am, said Sharafat Ullah, officer-in-charge of Sonargaon police station.
Upon seeing law enforcement, the robbers opened fire on the police, reports UNB. In retaliation, police fired back, leaving Mobarak dead. His associates managed to flee the scene.
One shutter gun and two bullets were recovered from the spot.