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‘Robber ringleader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Kishoreganj

WT24 Desk

A suspected ringleader of a robber gang was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Chandpur Bridge in Bhairab upazila early Wednesday, Agencies report.

The deceased was identified as Mahram Ali, 32, of Kalipur Village in the upazila.

Tipped off, that a gang of robbers was taking preparation to commit robbery in the area, police conducted a drive in the area around 2 am, said Mokhlesur Rahman, officer in-charge of Bhairab Police Station.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robbers opened fire them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.

At one stage, police arrested Mahram with bullet injury and took him to Bhairab upazila health complex where the doctors declared him dead.

Three policemen including Sub-inspector Jahangir Alam were also injured in the gunfight. 

Mahram was wanted in several cases including that of robbery and drug.

A LG gun, five cartridges, two sharp weapons, 25 bottles of Phensidyl and 100 yaba pills were recovered from the spot.

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