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Suspected criminal killed in gunfight

Published : Friday, 9 August, 2019 at 9:28 AM  Count : 448

Suspected criminal killed in gunfight

A 'criminal' was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Katakhalin in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha early Friday.

The deceased was identified as Chinu Mia, 38, son of Nurul Islam. He was wanted in 19 cases.

Gobindaganj Police Station OC AKM Mehedi Hasan said, the police arrested Chinu on Wednesday night. Later, his associates snatched him from police custody and escaped.

On secret information that a gang of criminals, including Chinu, was staying in the area, a team of police conducted a drive there around 3:30am.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on the policemen, forcing them to fire back for self-defense.

At one stage, Chinu was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot, said an eyewitness account of the scene.

Police arrested two from the spot.


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