A suspected robber was killed in a so-called gunfight with police at Soyodpur village under Haziganj upazila of the district early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Zakir,40, son of late Abdul Latif of Shorna village of the upazila.
Confirming the information, Haziganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge Jabedul Islam said: “A team police raided on the area when a robber gang was taking preparation for committing robbery in the area. Sensing law enforcers’ presence, the robbers opened fire on them, prompting a retaliation that triggered a gunfight."
“Later police recovered the bullet injured body from the spot and sent him to the hospital where doctor declared him dead,” he added.
Police claimed to have rescued four bullets, four knives and some other country-made weapons robbery from the spot after the incident.