3 robbers killed in Sunderbans ‘gunfight’


Three robbers killed in a reported gunfight between members of Rabid Action Battalion (RAB) and a gang of robbers on Monday morning. At the time, two RAB members were injured named Asif Iqbal, 30, and Abraham Lincoln, 32.

The deceased were identified as Panna alias Rana, 28, Kamruzzaman, 39, and Julhas, 32. They hailed from different villages under Morgelganj upazila of Bagerhat. 

The gunfight took place at Khanta-Kadailla canal of Pashur River at to Charaputia area of Chandpai range of East Sundarbans in Bagerhat at about 7:00 am. Dasu Rana led the gang of robbers.

RAB has recovered four local arms, a few rounds of fresh bullets and an engine powered boat from the spot after the gunfight. Major Shamim Sarker, commander of RAB-06, confirmed matter.

According to him, after the gunfight, the robbers were sent to Mongla Upazila Health Complex where on the duty doctors declared them dead. The rescued arms were handed over to Mongla police station. Tuhin Mondol, Officer-in-Charge (OC-Investigation) of Mongla Police Station said that a case was filed with Mongla Police Station in this connection.