Three alleged robbers were killed in a reported gunfight with detectives in Burichang upazila of Cumilla early today.
The deceased are Oli Mia, 42, of Jagotpur in Burichang upazila; Babul, 38, of Charbakor in Debidwar; and Ershad, 26, of Gopalnagar in Brahmanpara upazila of the district, our Cumilla correspondent reports.
On information that a gang of robbers were taking preparation for committing a robbery at Komolla of Pirjatrapur, a team of Detective Branch of police conducted a raid there around 2:30am, said Akul Chandra Bishwas, officer in charge of Burichang Police Station.
Sensing presence of police, the robbers opened fire at the DB police team, forcing them to retaliate that triggered a “gunfight”, the OC said.
After the robbers fled the scene, police found three of the gang members with bullet wounds. They were declared dead at Cumilla Medical College Hospital, the police official said.
The law enforcers also claimed that three policemen including the OC were injured in the “gun battle”.
According to the police records, they have several cases filed against them with different police stations in Cumilla.