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Cop-carjacker gunfight hurts 3 in capital

  • Published at 04:00 am April 17th, 2013
Cop-carjacker gunfight hurts 3 in capital

Three people, including a police officer received bullet injuries during a gunfight between the law enforcers and a carjackers gang in Shyampur area in the city early Wednesday.

The police officer is Shyampur thana SI Md Helal while the identities of the car thieves could not be known immediately.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Shyampur thana OC Abul Kalam Azad said, “Acting on a tip-off, a team of police led by SI Helal waylaid a private car in Tarabo area on Dhaka -Sylhet highway at about 2:30am. Upon being intercepted, the miscreants opened fire on cops, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, leaving Helal and two carjackers injured.”

The rest of the miscreants managed to escape, he added.

Later, SI Helal and the wounded culprits were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.