2 suspected robbers killed in 'shootouts'
Published : Saturday, 28 July, 2018 at 11:20 AM Count : 285
Two alleged robbers were killed in separate incidents of shootout with the members of police and Rapid Action Battalion
in Satkhira and Barguna early Saturday.
In Satkhira, Rezaul Islam, 48, son of Mazed Sarder of Badghata village in Shyamnagar upazila and a suspected ringleader of a motorcycle snatching gang, was killed in a gunfight with police in Noornagar area early hours.
Shyamnagar Police Station OC Md Elius Hossain said a team of Detective Branch of police arrested Rezaul, wanted in several cases including of theft and abduction, from Mirpur area of Dhaka on Thursday.
According to his information, a team of police conducted a drive along with Rezaul in the area to recover motorcycles.
When the team reached the area, the gang members opened fire on them, prompting the police personnel to fire back for self-defence, leaving Rezaul dead on the spot.
A shooter-gun, a bullet, a motorcycle and some lethal weapons were recovered from the scene.
In Barguna, Kajol, a suspected member of robber gang 'Jahangir Bahini', was killed in a gun-battle with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Ruhiter Majher Char area of Baleshwar river under Patharghata upazila.
A team of RAB-8 challenged a trawler in the river around 5:30am, RAB sources said.
As the team reached the spot, the gang members opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back for self-defence that left Kajol dead on the spot.