Crime suspect killed in city ‘gunfight’

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 12:23, Feb 12,2019


A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Gopibagh Railgate area in the capital early Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Shanto, 18.

Being informed that a gang of robber was taking preparation to commit robbery in the area, police conducted a drive there at around 11:30pm Monday, said sub-inspector Mofiz Uddin of Wari police station.

When the police reached there, the robbers swooped on the law enforcers, prompting them to fire back that triggered the gunfight.

The gunfight left Shanto injured with bullet while two policemen sustained injuries.

Shanto was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where he died at around 7:00am.

Police also arrested a robber from the spot.

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