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2 suspected robbers killed in Naogaon ‘gunfight’

08 Jun 2017, 10:16

NTV Online

Naogaon: Two suspected robbers were killed in a reported gunfight between their cohorts and police at Choubaria Haat in Manda upazila of Naogaon early on Thursday.

The deceased are Sujon Mia, and Mozammel Haq.

Tipped off, that a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery in the area, a team of Niamatpur thana and Manda thana police went to the spot, said Rafiqul Islam, officer‐in‐charge of Niamatpur Police.

When the robber’s gang was heading toward Choubaria Haat by a truck, a part of the joint team put a barricade on the road to arrest them, he said.

At one stage, the robbers opened fire to police to avoid the arrest by breaking the barricade, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.

Two robbers caught in the line of fire during the gunfight and died on the spot while two others sustained bullet injuries.

Police also arrested two wounded robbers—Imran Hossain and Sohel—from the spot while the others managed to flee the scene, added the OC.