PBA REPORT: Three people have been killed in a so-called ‘gunfight’ with police in Cumilla’s Burichang.
The incident took place in Komalla village under Pirjatrapur union at around 2:30am on Monday, said Burichang Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Shafayat Hossain.
The bodies have been identified as Ershad Mia, 26, Babul Mia, 38, and Oli Mia, 42. They were all ‘robbery gang’ members and had been implicated in several robbery cases with Burichang police station, according to police.
A police team conducted a raid in Komalla village after being tipped off about a group of bandits ‘preparing for robbery’ in the area, said Inspector Shafayat.
“Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire forcing the law enforcers to retaliate. Three robbers were shot during the gunfight.”