Kabir Humayun: A suspected leader of a gang of robbers was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Pirojpur’s Indurkani upazila yesterday.
Deceased, Jakir Hossain, 54, leader of an inter-district robbery gang and son of Fazlu hailed from Jolagati village in Kawkhali upazila, reports UNB.
Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Indurkani Police Station said he was wanted in 11 criminal cases.
When a joint team of police and Detective Branch of police conducted a drive along with Jakir to recover arms from the area around 2am, the criminals opened fire on the law enforcers forcing them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight, the OC said.
At one stage, Jakir was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries.
He was rushed to Indurkani Upazila Health Complex where the duty doctors declared him dead.
Police also recovered one pipe gun, two rounds of bullet and 12 bullet shells from the spot.