At least two suspected robbers, including a Rohingya, were killed in gunfights in Cumilla and Teknaf on Monday.
Our correspondent in Cumilla reported that suspected robber Majharul Islam, 28, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the police.
He was a resident of Debidwar upazila in the district early Monday.
The police said that a gang of robbers was preparing for committing a robbery in West Singh area of Cumilla-Sylhet Highway.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the area.
Sensing presence of the police, the robbers opened fire at the team, forcing them to retaliate.
At one point of the gunfight, Mazharul sustained bullet injuries.
He was taken to Cumilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, said Mozammel Haque, officer-in-charge of Burichang police station.
The police said that six policemen — including the OC, sub-inspector Nandan Chandra Sarkar, and assistant sub-inspector Zahirul Islam, also sustained injuries during the gunfight.
Mazharul was accused in several cases, the OC added.
According to a report of United News of Bangladesh, a Rohingya man, described as a notorious robber by the law enforcers, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the Rapid Action Battalion in Teknaf.
The deceased was identified as Nurul Amin, resident of Leda’s Nurali Para area.
The RAB authorities said that the gunfight took place around 3:00am at Nurali Para hills.
‘Lance Naik Azharul Islam and Sepai Md Sohel were injured in firing by a gang of robbers from the hill,’ said RAB-15 Teknaf camp’s company commander Lieutenant Mirza Shahed Mahtab.
The other robbers fled after the gunfight.
Mahtab said Nurul Amin had sustained gunshot wounds during the gunfight. ‘We took him to Teknaf Hospital where he died from his injuries,’ he said.
Three locally-made guns, bullets, and 11 SIM cards of Myanmar mobile operators were recovered from the site.
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