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Robber killed in Cox's Bazar ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 09:13 pm November 19th, 2019

Police recovered injured Alom from the scene while the others managed to flee

A robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in the Toitang area of Pekua upazila in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday.

The deceased  is Mohammad Alom, 30,  son of Abul Hossain from Badi Uddin para area of Rajakhali union of the same upazila.

Officer-in-charge(OC) Kamrul Azam of Pekua police station confirmed the matter, saying that police recovered 12 locally made guns and 23 rounds of bullets from the spot. Moreover, five police members sustained injuries during the incident.

Two rival groups of robbers locked horns over establishing their supremacy. The fight took place near the Gudikata area of Pekua upazila during the early hours of Tuesday. After being informed, police reached the location to arrest the robbers, but sensing the police presence, robbers opened fire. The police were forced to fire back at the robbers, which triggered the gunfight.

Police recovered injured Alom from the scene while the others managed to flee.

He was later taken to Pekua upazila health complex, where the on-duty doctors declared him dead. The body was sent to Cox's Bazar sadar hospital for autopsy, OC Kamrul Azam added.

The OC also added that Alom was charged with at least seven cases, including robbery, extortion, and arms smuggling, and they are trying to arrest the other robbers who fled the scene.