CHATTOGRAM: A suspected robber was killed in reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Saral area under Banshkhali upazila of Chattogram on early Saturday (July 25).
The deceased was identified as Sher Ali, hailing from the area.
RAB claimed that Sher Ali was accused in 12 cases including murder and robbery.
RAB-7 Assistant Director (media) Md Mahmudul Hassan said: “Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB was patrolling in the area. Sensing the presence of elite force, a group of robbers opened fire on law enforcers, forcing them to take action in self-defence triggering a gunfight.”
At point during the shootout, the robbers retreated and fled the scene. Later law enforcers recovered the bullet-hit body of Sher Ali, he said.
Three arms and 13 rounds of bullets were also seized from the spot, the RAB official added.
BDST: 1223 HRS, JULY 25, 2020