Unidentified man killed in Bagerhat ‘gunfight’
10:16 AM, July 31, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:18 PM, July 31, 2017

Robber killed in Bagerhat ‘gunfight’

A suspected robber was killed in a “gunfight” with the members of Rapid Action Battalion in Mollahat upazila of Bagerhat early today.

The deceased Hossain Sikdar alias Victor, a resident of Joydebpur village in Kalia upazila of Norail, was accused of at least 10 criminal cases including murder and robbery, our local correspondent reports quoting lawmen.

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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) signaled six persons on two motorcycles to stop at a checkpost on Kahalpur highway around 3:00am, Rab-6 Commanding Officer Rafiqul Islam said in description.

“The motorcyclists tried to make a run for it and opened fire when Rab tried to stop them. The elite force members retaliated with gunfire, triggering a gunfight,” he said.

A bullet-hit body was found at the spot while others managed to flee, he said. The man was declared dead when rushed to Mollahat Upazila Health Complex, the Rab official said.

A pistol and three bullets were discovered from the spot of the gunfight.

A Rab member was also injured in the incident, the official also said.

Two separate cases were lodged with Mollarhat Police Station in this connection, said ANM Khairul Anam, officer-in-charge of the police station.

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