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4 youths killed in Jessore `gunfights`

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Staff  Reporter :
Four youths were killed in separate "gunfights" with their 'rivals' in Sadar and Jhikargachha upazilas of Jessore district early Saturday. The identities of the deceased could not be known instantly.
Police recovered the bullet hit bodies of the youths and sent those to Jessore Medical College Hospital morgue on Saturday morning, said our local correspondent quoting Police.
Jessore Kotwali Police Station Sub-Inspector Mokhlesur Rahman said that based on secret information, police conducted a drive in Nangarpur area under Sadar upazila. Sensing presence of the police, the miscreants fled the scene by firing. Later, police recovered the bodies of two suspected robbers.
Jhikargachha Police Station's Assistant Sub-Inspector Rafiqul Islam said that a team of law enforcers conducted a drive at Chapatola and recovered the bodies of two suspected robbers from the spot. Police suspect that the incident might have happened between two robber gangs over distribution of the looted goods, said Anisur Rahman, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Jessore.
The first gunfight took place between two gangs at Nangarpur village of  Sadar upazila around 4:00am while the second one occurred at Chapatola of Jhikargachha upazila around 4:30am, said the SP. They were trying to identify the victims and the "criminal gangs", he added.
He said they recovered two one-shooter guns, four bullets, one foreign made pistol, five cartridges and five machetes and chopper from the two spots. No criminals were arrested yet, according to him.

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