5 suspected members of robber gangs killed in gunfight
They law enforcement agencies said they were members of robber groups.
However, the version of the killings was not available from any of the witnesses or the family members of the victims as the identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Prothom Alo correspondents from Pabna said two suspected robbers were killed on the spot and five injured in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Pabna’s Ishwardi upazila on early Friday.
Later, one of the injured died on the way to hospital. The rest were undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
RAB officials claimed they recovered three firearms, two trucks and eight rounds of bullets from the scene.
Besides, UNB reported that two suspected robbers were killed in a gunfight between two robber gangs at Sattarkandi village in Madhukhali upazila early Friday.
Informed that two robber gangs were exchanging gunfire, a police team went to the spot around 1 am and recovered the bullet-hit bodies of the duo, said officer-in-charge of Madhukhali Police Station Ruhul Amin.
The bodies were sent to Faridpur Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
Meanwhile, police arrested six people from the area for their suspicious involvement and recovered two firearms, some bullets and three sharp weapons from the spot.