Mugger held after gunfight with cops
An alleged mugger sustained bullet injuries in a 'gunfight' between his cohorts and police at Ramchandrapur intersection in Sadar upazila early Monday.
Injured Siddique Tarafdar, son of Golam Tarafdar of Dhamalia village in Dumuria upazila of Khulna, is now undergoing treatment at Satkhira Sadar Hospital.
Sub-inspector Kamal Hossain, also information officer of Satkhira police, said a gang snatched Tk 1.5 lakh from one Habibur Rahman near Keshtamoira intersection in the town on Sunday noon.
Locals caught Siddique while he was fleeing with Tk 50 thousand and handed him over to the police. The other members of the gang managed to flee the scene.
According to his confessional statement, police took Siddique to Ramchandrapur area to arrest his cohorts and recover the rest of the looted money around 12:30am.
Sensing the presence of the police, his accomplices opened fire, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate.
Siddique received bullet in his left leg during the 'shootout', the SI said, adding that two policemen were also injured.
Police arrested bullet-hit Siddique and recovered a cartridge and a machete from the spot.