Man killed in Meherpur ‘gunfight’

Online Desk | Update:

An alleged robber was killed during a reported gunfight between law enforcers and a group of robbers at Gangni upazila of Meherpur early Thursday, reports news agency UNB.

The deceased is Lalon, 30, son of Jahirul Islam of Gangni Upazila in Joraghat.

Acting on a tip-off police went to Meherpur-Kushtia road in Chokhtala field area of Gangni in the early hours while a group of robbers were preparing to commit a robbery there, said Gangni police station officer-in-charge Anwar Hossain.

As usual in the police version of 'gunfight', sensing presence of law enforcers, the robber gang fired at them first, forcing the police to retaliate and triggering the gunfight, the OC Anwar Hossain relayed.

During the gunfight, Lalon sustained bullet injury and two cops of Gangni Police Station- sub-inspector Bokhtiar Hossain and constable Abdul Haque were injured, he added.

Later, Gangni upazila health complex doctors pronounced him dead when he was taken to the hospital, OC said.

Police recovered two bombs, one LG shot-gun, one round bullet and two local arms from the spot.

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