‘Bandit’ killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’
05 August 2015, Nirapad News: A suspected bandit was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Alki area of the Sundarbans in Koyra upazila on Tuesday night.
The deceased was identified as Farhad, 33, second-in-command of ‘Elias Bahini’.
Khulna Rab-6 commanding officer Khalikuzzaman said a Rab team raided Alki at about 7:30 pm after having information that a gang of pirates was preparing to commit robbery in the area.
Sensing the presence of the elite force, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing the Rab men to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
Farhad was caught in the line of fire and seriously injured while other members of the gang managed to flee.
Farhad was rushed to Koyra Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead at about 9:30 pm.
Rab members also recovered one revolver, three light guns and 60 bullets from the spot.