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3 suspected robbers killed in Feni and Jessore ‘gunfights’

  • Published at 12:23 pm February 28th, 2020
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In Jessore, a robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Begaritola of Manirampur upazila, which took place around 3am on Thursday

Three individuals have been killed in reported gunfights with local police in Feni and Jessore districts. 

The incidents took place on early Friday and Thursday, respectively 

In Feni, police recovered the bullet-ridden bodies of two suspected robbers in Mangalkandi of Sonagazi upazila around 4am on Friday.

The bodies were found near Bismillah Brickfield. 

One of the deceased was identified as Sharif, of Safarpur village in the upazila.

Mainuddin Ahmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Model police station, said: "A team of police went to the spot around 3am after hearing gunshots, where they found the bodies of the deceased robbers.

The bodies of the robber duo were sent to the Sonagazi Upazila Health Complex, where on-duty doctors pronounced them dead.

Police suspected that there might had been a gunfight between two groups of robbers which left the duo dead on the spot.

The robbers have not been identified yet. However, their bodies have been sent to the Feni Sadar Hospital for autopsy. 

Mosharraf Hossain Badal, a Mangalkandi union parishad (UP) chairman, says he knows of the situation and that the locals do not know the identities of the robbers. 

Two domestically-produced guns, one live round of bullets, and eight rounds of bullet shells were recovered from the spot, police said.

In Jessore, a robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Begaritola of Manirampur upazila, which took place around 3am on Thursday. 

The robber has been identified as Nurul Haque (40), alias Keru of Bhojgati village in Manirampur upazila. 

He had 10 robbery and arms cases filed against him. 

Manirampur police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Shahinur Islam said: “Keshabpur police station had been investigating Nurul Haque Keru and his associates. 

“The body has been sent to the Jessore General Hospital morgue.” 

Jashimuddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of the Keshabpur police station, said: "Around 12pm on Thursday, Nurul Haque was detained by locals during an auto-rickshaw robbery in Chingrakhali area. They then took him to the police. "

During interrogation, he gave the police information on his associates, and weapons. Afterwards, police took him to Begaritola, he added.

"A joint team of Keshabpur and Manirampur police reached Sardarbari Nursery, where shots were fired at the police by Nurul Haque’s associates, forcing police to fire back. Keru gets caught in the crossfire," the police official said. 

An investigation is currently underway, he added. 

A one-shooter gun, one round of bullets, and four sharp weapons were recovered from the site of the gunfight.