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Four forest robbers killed in Sundarbans gunfight

 Khulna Correspondent

 Published: 02:24 PM, 25 February 2019   Updated: 10:09 AM, 26 February 2019

Symbolic Photo

Symbolic Photo

Four suspected forest robbers were killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chandpai range of Sundarbans in Satkhira on Monday. 

One of the deceased was identified as Arif, leader of the gang locally known as Arif Bahini. The identities of others were yet to be confirmed.

Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of RAB's Legal and Media Wing, said that the bandits of Arif Bahini opened fire on a team of RAB-8 early in the morning, prompting them to retaliate, in Jongra Canal area. 

After the gunfight, the elite force recovered four bodies on the spot while the others managed to flee. 

Later, the bodies were handed over to Dacope Police Station in Khulna.