Wed, Sep 18, 2019 3:03

Suspected robber killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’


Several arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Gazipur’s Sreepur upazila.

The incident occurred near Shatkhamair bazar in Barmi union around 2:30am on Wednesday.

The deceased is Masud Parvez, 33, a resident of Barmi union of the upazila.

RAB 1 Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kamruzzaman told Dhaka Tribune that a RAB team conducted a drive in the area, acting on a tip-off.

“Sensing presence of the elite force members, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, triggering a gunfight.”

Masud was caught in the line of fire while the others managed to flee the scene. Later, he was taken to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex.

Mahmud Hasan, on-duty doctor at the health complex, said Masud was already dead when he was brought there around 4am. He died from bullet wounds and hemorrhage.

The body has been sent to Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy.

RAB Constable Sohrab Hossain was also injured in the incident. He was given primary treatment at the upazila health complex.

Masud was wanted in several cases, including murder, robbery and possession of illegal firearms.

Several arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot.