Robber killed in ‘gunfight’

Staff Correspondent

12 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A suspected robber was killed in a gunfight with police in Beelpar Gozaria area under Bajitpur Upazila of Kishoreganj district on early Friday. 

The deceased was identified as Ashraf Uddin, 30, son of Bachchu Mia of Manikdi Dakkhin para area in Bhairab Upazila.

Tipped-off, a team of police conducted drive in Beelpar area while an inter-district dacoit gang gathered in the area around 1:30am.

When the law enforcers reached there and surrounded them, the armed robbers opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate for self defence, said SM Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bajitpur Police Station.

Later, police found Ashraf lying on ground with bullet injuries and sent him to upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead.  The law enforcers also recovered a shooter gun, five cartridges, two choppers, 100 Yaba pills, 15 phensedyl bottles from the spot.