One killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

:: Peoples Time Online ::

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Gudikata of Pekua Upazila under Cox’s Bazar district early Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Alam,31, son of Abul Hossain, resident of the Upazila. He was wanted in seven criminal cases, including robbery, police said.

Confirming the news, Pekua Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Kamrul Azam said: “Tipped-off that a gang of robbers stayed in the area and conflict with each other for sharing money, a team of police conducted a drive around 4 am. Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defense, triggering the gunfight.”

After the gunfight, police recovered the body of Alam from the spot, the OC said.

Peoples Time/jj

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