2 robber suspects killed in ‘shootout’

Two suspected robbers were killed in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Fatulla of Narayanganj district early Monday.

The deceased were identified as Zillur, ringleader of a notorious gang ‘Zillur Bahini’ and his follower Johnny.

RAB-11 ASP Alep Uddin said they arrested Zillur two days back.

A team of RAB, led by deputy commanding officer Maj Ashique, conducted a drive in Alirtek area around 3:40am.

Sensing presence of the team, the robbers opened fire on them. In retaliation, the elite force fired back that triggered a gunfight.

Later, RAB recovered two bullet-hit bodies and took them to Narayanganj General Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared the duo dead.

A foreign-made pistol, a cartridge, five bullets were also recovered from the scene.