Indian dacoit dies in a fire-exchange with Sunsari cops

INRUWA: An Indian dacoit died in an exchange of fire between Nepal Police and a gang of robbers at Musahari Tole in Koshi Rural Municipality of Sunsari district last night.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gyanendra Prasad Phuyal informed that an Indian dacoit was killed in an exchange of firings between police team deployed from District Police Office, Sunsari for robbery control and a group of dacoits from India.

The deceased who appeared to be in his mid-30s is yet to be identified. The police resorted to open fire in self-defence after the suspected group of 4-5 dacoits targeted the police team with gunfire.

Other members of the dacoits’ team had run away to India after police intervention, said Phuyal.

Investigation into the incident is underway and body of the deceased was sent to BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan for postmortem, the DPO informed.