‘Robber’ killed in Pabna ‘gunfight’

‘Robber’ killed in Pabna ‘gunfight’

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Jorda in Bera upazila early Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Waliullah, 31, a member of an inter-district robber gang and son of Akbar Ali of Shanila in Sadar upazila. He was wanted in eight cases robbery.

Shahid Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Bera Police Station, said police arrested Waliullah on Wednesday and later conducted a drive along with him to recover arms around 3:30 am.

Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on the police, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.

At one stage, Waliullah suffered bullet wounds while the others managed to flee.

Waliullah was then taken to Bera Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.

One pistol, one shutter gun, two magazines, six bullets and 17 phensidyl were recovered from the spot.