Robber ringleader killed in Meherpur gunfight
20 May 2015, Nirapad News: A robber ringleader was killed and three law persons injured in a gunfight between police and a robber gang in Rajnagar area under Sadar Upazila of the district early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Kala Ganga alias Khokon Dakat, 42, son of Vanu Mandal of Shishu Baganpara area of the district town while the injured were Sub-Inspector (SI) Rafiqul Islam, SI Krishnapad Das and Constable Minhaj Uddiin.
District’s superintendent of police (SP) Hamidul Islam confirmed the matter.
The SP said that tipped-off, a team of police nabbed Khokon in Collage Intersection area Tuesday afternoon. During interrogation, the detainee admitted of having possession of firearms, bullets, and bombs in Rajanagar area.
Later, police along with Khokon raided the area around 3:30am. Sensing lawpersons’ presence, Khokon’s associated opened fire and exploded bombs. Police retailed with gunshots in self-defense. The firings left Khokhon dead and three policemen injured.
Police also recovered a LG, three rounds of bullets, four hand-made bombs, and two machetes from the spot. The injured were given primary treatment at the district’s Sadar Hospital.
Police recovered the body and sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy.
Khokon was wanted in six different cases related to murder and robbery and had been hiding for long, added Hamidul.