17-yr-old ‘robber’ killed in city ‘gunfight’

Staff Correspondent

13 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A suspected teenage robber was killed in a ‘shootout’ with police in the capital’s Gopibagh area.

The deceased identified as Shanto Chowdhury, 17, succumbed to his injuries at 7:00 am on Tuesday after the alleged gunfight on Monday night.

Police claimed that Shanto was a member of a gang of robbers. On receiving a tip-off that a gang of robbers was making preparation to commit robbery in the area, a team of police carried out a raid there around 11:30 pm, said Sub-Inspector of Wari Police Station Mofiz Uddin.

When the team reached the scene, robbers opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate that triggered a ‘gunfight’.

Later, policemen recovered Shanto with gunshot wounds and took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Law enforcers also arrested an alleged robber from the scene.