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2 killed in separate ‘gunfight’ in country

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Inserted: 11:18, Wednesday 11 January 2017

2 killed in separate ‘gunfight’ in country - National
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Dhaka: A suspected robber and an unknown man were killed separate ‘gunfight’ at Jessore and Dhaka on early Wednesday.

A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at the place between Jessore Science and Technology University-Salua Bazar area on Jessore-Chougachha road early Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Russel alias Rony, 30, son of Kumur Ali of Mathpara under Chougachha upazila.

Confirming the news Chougachha thana officer in-charge M Mashiur Rahman said tipped off, police conducted a raid in the area around 2:30 am Wednesday when a group of robbers barricading pickup van and microbus in the road.

Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers started shooting at them prompting police to retaliate triggering a ‘gunfight’.

At one stage, the robbers fled the spot and police found a body with bullet wounds. Police also recovered one local made shooter gun, machete form the spot.

Jessore Sadar and Chougachha thana police jointly conducted the drive.

Meanwhile another unknown man was killed in a ‘gunfight’ Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Melartek area of Kaundia union under Savar upazila in Dhaka.

Confirming the news RAB-3 spokeperson Major Maruf said a raid is on the run in the area from Wednesday early morning.

The man was critically injured in the gunfight and he was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him dead around 10:30 am.

Details of the incident will be disclosed at a press meet later today, he added.



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