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Suspected robber killed in Rangpur ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 03:33 pm November 12th, 2018
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Five members of the police were injured during the gunfight


A young man called Masud has been killed in an alleged “gunfight” with police in the Betgari area of Gangachara upazila.

The incident occurred at dawn on Monday.

Police said Masud is a member of a gang of robbers. 

Confirming the matter, Rangpur circle Additional Superintendent of Police  Saifur Rahman said: “After receiving a tip-off, we went to conduct a raid in the Betgari area. Upon seeing the police, the robbers opened fire, with police firing back in self-defence. After the shooting stopped, a body was found lying on the ground.”

Five members of the police were injured during the gunfight. 

Police recovered a local pistol and some bullets from the site. 

Saifur also said: “We have not been able to determine the full name or address of the deceased. We are collecting information about him.”

A case has been filed with Gangachara police station over the matter.

Five members of the police were injured during the gunfight