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1 more killed in alleged shootout

WT24 Desk

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police in Chhechrapukuria of Debidwar upazila in Cumilla district early Saturday, reports UNB.

The deceased is Sumon, son of a certain Habibur Rahman of Kuruin village of the upazila. Sumon was a member of inter-district robber gang, claimed police.

Tipped off that a gang of robbers was preparing to commit robberies, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 1:15am, said Mizanur Rahman, said officer-in-charge of Debidwar police station.

Sensing the presence of the law enforcement, the gang members fired gunshots on the police forcing them to fire back in self-defence, leaving Sumon dead on the spot, said the OC.

Sumon was wanted in 15 cases, OC Mizanur added. Police recovered a pipe gun along with a cartridge and other sharp weapons from the spot.

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