2 youths killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police
The deceased could not be identified as yet.
The police are claiming that they are criminals, but no comments from their family was available immediately.
Ashok Kumar, officer-in-charge of the Detective Branch of police, claimed the police got information that militants might attack a church in the area set up checkpoints at various places.
Two young men were passing through the area near the church riding a motorbike and as their movement appeared to be suspicious, police asked them to stop.
The motorbike riders then opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight. The gunfight left the two on the motorcycle injured.
They were rushed to Madhupur Health Complex where doctors declared them dead.
A police constable, Bijan Sikder of Madhupur police station, was also injured, according to the police.
Police also seized the motorcycle and recovered a revolver with three rounds of bullet and two machetes.