A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with law enforcers at Chhoyghoria in Sadar upazila of Satkhira early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Islam Morol, 45, son of late Yakubbar Morol of Patharghata in the upazila.
Tipped off that a gang of 15-16 robbers were preparing to commit robbery in a Satkhira-bound passenger bus from Dhaka at Jessore-Satkhira highway in the area, a team of police went to the spot around 3:30am, reports our Satkhira Correspondent quoting Md Enamul Haque, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
Sensing the police presence, the robbers opened fire on the law enforcers and hurled bombs and brickbats, prompting the police to fire back, triggering the gunfight. Islam was caught in the line of fire while his associates managed to flee the scene.
He was pronounced dead when rushed to Satkhira Sadar Hospital, reports the correspondent quoting Parimol Kumar Biswas, emergency duty doctor there.
One shutter-gun and three sharp weapons were recovered from the spot. Islam was accused in 11 robbery cases in Satkhira and Kolaroa, the OC said.
Sub-Inspector (SI) Kabir Hossain of the police station lodged a case against 15-16 unnamed people on charges of attacking police.
Islam’s family could not be reached for comments, the OC added.