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Smuggler killed in Benapole ‘gunfight’

Published on: 10:34 am - Tuesday | February 20, 2018

 An alleged smuggler was killed in a gunfight between members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and smugglers in Daulatpur frontier in Benapole on early on Tuesday.

The deceased is Ibrahim Hossain, in his twenties, a resident of Khoridanga village.

Lt Col Tariqul Hakim, commanding officer of BGB-21 battalion, said being tipped off that a gang of smugglers was entering border area along with smuggling goods, a team of BGB conducted a drive there.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the smugglers opened fire on BGB, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, leaving Ibrahim dead on the spot.

On information, police recovered the body from the spot in the morning and sent it to Jessore Medical College Hospital, said Firoz Uddin, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Benapole Port Police Station.

A shooter gun and two rounds of bullets were recovered from the spot.

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