An alleged robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Santospur-Dehati road area of Jibannagar upazila early Wednesday,UNB reports. The deceased was identified as Iman Ali, 28, son of Fakar Uddin Bepari, a resident of Chanpur village in Sadar upazila.
Being informed that a gang of robbers was taking preparation for committing robbery in the area, a patrol team of police reached the spot, said police. Sensing presence of police, the gang members opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a ‘gunfight’ around 1am.
Iman, member of the inter-district robber gang, was caught in the line of fire and suffered bullet injuries. Later, he was rushed to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Accused in three cases, including robbery, arms and bomb explosion, Iman’s involvement was found in most of the robbery incidents in the district, said. Ahsan Habib, assistant superintendent of Chuadanga Police.