Two suspected robbers were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Sadar and Bheramara upazilas in Kushtia on Tuesday night.
Police claimed the suspected robbers were killed in a gunfight at Baradi area of Sadar upazila and Doshmile area of Bheramara upazila. The law enforcers also recovered arms and bullets from the spot. They claimed seven law enforcing members were also injured during the shootout.
The Kushtia Model Police Officer-in-charge (OC-Operation) Obaiddullah said a team of police went to conduct an operation along with infamous robber Sobhan Ali on Tuesday midnight. Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robbers opened fire as the police team reached Baradi’s Gorostanpara at Sadar upazila. Meanwhile, Sobhan Ali, who was arrested earlier, tried to escape. Police also fired back and Sobhan was dead after receiving a bullet.
Later, police recovered a pistol, a shuttergun, bullets and a machete from the spot.
Police claimed Sobhan, a resident of the village of Monohorpur at the Kumarkhali upazila, was accused in several criminal cases including robbery.
The Bheramara police Officer-in-charge (OC) Nur Hossain Khandaker said being tipped of about a robbery, police conducted raid in the Doshmile area of Bheramara upazila on Kushtia-Pabnna Highway. Sensing the presence of police the robbers opened fire to them. Police also fired back, which triggered a gunfight, and left a robber dead on the spot.
However, identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Police recovered a shutter gun, a bullet, and two sharp weapons from the spot. The body was sent to Kushtia General Hospital morgue for autopsy.