Three suspected robbers killed in Sundarbans ‘shootout’ with RAB

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Bagerhat-based RAB-8 chief Sohel Rana Prince said the incident took place at the forest’s Sharankhola Range around 9am on Thursday.

A raid was conducted on a tip-off that robbers, belonging to the gang ‘Sumon Bahini’, were in the Shukhpararchar area, according to him.

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“The RAB retaliated when the robbers opened fire. After the shootout, which continued for 40 minutes, the robbers retreated. Three bullet-riddled bodies were found in the area later.”

Local fishermen identified the three, said the senior RAB officer. “One Sumon formed the gang. They abduct fishermen and honey-collectors for ransom.”

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RAB said it seized three firearms and ammunition from the scene.

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