SIRAJGANJ, Oct 9: A river robber was killed in a 'shootout' with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-12 at China Crossbar Bandh Morgram area near the Jamuna River under Sadar upazila here early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Asadul, 27, son of Abdur Rashid of Meghna Potol village under Bhuapur upazila in Tangail district.
Special Company Commander of Sirajganj RAB-12 Md Hasibul Alam confirmed the incident and said they had information that some robbers were taking preparation at the said area. Following this, RAB-12 members from Sirajganj and Tangail raided there at 4am.
Sensing RAB's presence the robbers fired gunshots at them, while RAB retaliated with counter shots, leaving Asadul shot in his chest, and his companions fled from the spot, he said.
Asadul died on the way to Sirajganj Sadar Hospital. RAB recovered one foreign-made revolver, 3 ramdas (big choppers), 3 rounds of bullet, 6 rounds of cartridges, and 21 rounds shotgun cartridges.
Civil Surgeon (CS) of Sirajganj Dr Debapado Roy and Company Commander of RAB-12, Tangail Camp, Additional SP Mohiuddin Faruqi confirmed the incident.
Sub-Inspector (SI) of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station Abdul Barik said Asadul was accused in more than one cases including murder, robbery, and mass rape with Sadar, Kazipur, and Bhuapur police stations.