‘Robber’ killed in Feni ‘gunfight’

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Staff Reporter:

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Saraitkandi village in Sonagazi upazila early Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Iqbal Hossain, son of Abdur Rob of the village.

Moin Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station, said Iqbal was a leader of an inter-district robber gang and wanted in 37 criminal cases.

Tipped-off, a team of Feni DB police and Sonagazi Police Station jointly conducted a drive in the area around 3am, said Ranjit Barua, officer-in-charge of DB police.

Robbers opened fire as soon as the team reached the spot. Iqbal was injured during the skirmish. His companions fled the scene leaving him behind.

He was taken to a local hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.

Three policemen were injured during the gunfight, the OC said, adding that a gun and three bullets were recovered from the spot.unb

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