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'Robber ringleader' dies in Kishoreganj 'gunfight'

April 11, 2019 00:00:00

KISHOREGANJ, Apr 10 (UNB): A suspected ringleader of a robber gang was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Chandpur Bridge in Bhairab upazila early Wednesday.

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 around 2:00 am, said Mokhlesur Rahman, officer in-charge (OC) of Bhairab thana.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them. In retaliation, the law enforcers fired 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 trading.

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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