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Three die in separate ‘gunfights’ in three dists

April 01, 2020 00:00:00

Two alleged robber gang leaders and a drug trader were killed in separate 'gunfights' with police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Pabna, Dinajpur and Bagerhat early Tuesday, reports UNB.

In Pabna, Sarwar Saro alias Shahin Alam, 36, son of Harun-or-Rashid, of Santhia upazila, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police.

Goutam Kumar Biswas, additional superintendent of police, said acting on a tip-off, police and Detective Branch members jointly raided Shamukjani Bazar in Santhia upazila at 2am.

As soon as the law enforcers reached the area, the robbers opened fired, triggering a skirmish, the ASP added.

Sarwar, injured in the gunfight, was arrested from the spot and taken to Pabna General Hospital where the doctor pronounced him dead, the police officer said.

In Dinajpur, alleged drug trader Md Ferdous Fahim, 38, of Aolakuri village in Birganj upazila was killed in a reported gunfight with police.

In Bagerhat, an alleged robber gang leader was killed in a reported gunfight with Rab in Kodalia canal area under Sundarbans East Zone under Mongla upazila.

The deceased was identified as Faruk Moral, 38, son of Akbar Moral, a resident of Kolabagi village under Dacope upazila in Khulna.

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