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Suspected robber killed in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

  • Published at 07:53 pm August 20th, 2019
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Badsha was wanted in several cases including robbery, police said

A suspected robber was killed in a gunfight with members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Magnama in Pekua upazila.

The deceased was identified as Mohammad Badsha of Tekpara area of the upazila.

Tipped off, a team of RAB conducted a drive in the area around 4am on early Tuesday, said Didarul Islam, sub-inspector of Pekua police station.

Sensing presence of the elite force members, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back triggering a gunfight.

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

Police recovered the body and sent it to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Badsha was wanted in several cases including robbery, police said.

A number of arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot.