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Robber killed in Kushtia ‘gunfight’    

19 Jan, 2017 10:59:28

Kushtia Correspondent:A man was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Alampur in Sadar upazila of Kushtia in the early hours of Thursday.

The deceased is Amirul Islam Amir, around 45 years old, a resident of the village of Ambaria at Mirpur upazila in Kushtia.

Police claimed Amir is member of an inter-district robber gang, also brother of outlawed extremist organisation Ganabahini’s leader Kasai Siraj.

The Kushtia police Detective Branch (DB) Inspector Sabbirul Alam said being tipped off that a gang of robbers were taking preparation for robber at Alampur on the Kushtia-Jhinaidah Highway, a joint team of DB and Alampur camp police went to the spot at about 1:00am.

Sensing the presence of law enforcer, the reported robber gang opened fire to them. Police also fired back, which triggered a gunfight. The firing continued for half an hour and left Amirul dead on the spot.

Two police members, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Shohag Milon, and Constable Humayun Kabir, were injured during the gunfight.

Amirul’s body was sent to Kushtia General Hospital for autopsy.

Police also recovered a locally made gun, three bullets, a saw, and a sharp knife from the spot.