'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with police
An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” between police and his cohorts in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria early yesterday.
The dead is Abdus Sattar, 30, of College Para village in the upazila.
Rupok Kumar Saha, officer-in-charge of Sarail Police Station, said acting on a tip-off that some robbers, including Sattar, were preparing to commit robbery in Gonara village, police raided the village around 1:30am.
Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on them. The law enforcers then returned fire, triggering the “gunfight”, the police official added.
Sattar was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot. Others managed to flee.
Four policemen, including Sub-inspector of Sarail Police Station Rakib Hasan, were wounded during the gun battle. Two of them were admitted to Sarail Upazila Health Complex, while two others took first aid, the OC said.
Police also claimed to have recovered a firearm, one bullet and several sharp weapons from the spot.
According to police, Sattar stood accused of eight criminal cases, including robbery, with Sarail Police Station.