Man killed in Meherpur ‘gunfight’

18 May 2017, 10:33

NTV Online

Meherpur : An alleged robber was killed during a reported gunfight between law enforcers and a group of robbers at Gangni Upazila in Meherpur early on Thursday.

The deceased is Lalon, in his thirties, of Gangni Upazila in Joraghat of Meherpur.

The Gangni Police Officer-in-charge Anwar Hossain said acting on a tip‐off police went to Meherpur‐Kushtia road in

Chokhtala field area of Gangni in the early hours while a group of robbers were preparing to commit a robbery there.

As usual in the police version of ‘gunfight’, sensing presence of law enforcers, the robber gang fired at them first, forcing the police to retaliate and triggering the gunfight, the OC Anwar Hossain relayed.

During the gunfight, Lalon sustained bullet injury and two cops of Gangni Police Station‐ sub‐inspector Bokhtiar Hossain and constable Abdul Haque were injured, he added.

Later, on‐duty doctor of Gangni Upazila Health Complex pronounced him dead when he was taken to the hospital, OC said.

Police recovered two bombs, one LG shot‐gun, one round bullet and two local arms from the spot.