A suspected robber killed in ‘gunfight’
Staff Correspondent: A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Nimtala adjacent to Kushtia-Meherpur regional highway in Mirpur upazila of Kustia on Wednesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Akhtarul Islam alias British, 30, son of Shamsul Islam, a resident of Bara Baria area in the upazila.
Being tipped off that a gang of 10-12 robbers were taking position at Nimtala to commit robbery, a team of police conducted a drive there, said officer-in-charge of Mirpur police station Kazi Jalal Uddin.
However, realizing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on the robbers.
On the contrary, police also fired back which triggered the gunfight around 2:30am, leaving a robber dead on the spot.
Two policemen were also injured in the gunfight,said the OC.
Police also rescued a gun, two rounds of bullet and three bullet shells from the spot.