Robber killed in Barishal gunfight
jamuna news : A suspected leader of a robber gang was killed in a reported gunfight with police in front of Kundu Bari on Bakerganj-Barguna road in Bakerganj upazila early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Khokon Khan, 38, a leader of a robber gang and son of Jabed Ali, a resident of Bhabanipur area of the upazila.
Superintendent of police Akhtaruzzaman said tipped off, police conducted a drive in the area while the robber gang was taking preparation to commit robbery in the dead of night.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the gang members fired gunshots at them, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate, which triggered a gunfight, leaving Khokon dead on the spot.
The law enforcers also recovered one shooter gun, one pipe gun, two sharp weapons and nine rounds of bullet from the spot.
Khokon was wanted in 16 cases including for robbery and murder, added the SP.