Dhaka: Police on Sunday gunned down six suspected poacher in a fierce encounter in Bangladesh-Sunderban region. Police following a lead launched a massive search in the jungles of Khulna and confronted the poachers. The poachers started firing at the cops ensuing a fierce gun battle. Six poachers died in retaliatory fire by the cops.
Office-in-Charge of Kaira police station, Harendra Nath Sarkar said that earlier here tiger skins have been recovered by the police from the hideout of poachers at Mandarbaria area. Situation became tensed in the area after the incident. No forest department officials were present during the shootout.