A suspected drug was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Nirala area of Khulna city early Friday.
The deceased was identified as-- Masud Kamal Rana, 35, son of Abdul Haq.
Confirming the news, Deputy police commissioner Maniruzzaman Mithu said: "When a patrol team of police chased a group of drug traders in the area around 4am, they opened fire on the policemen, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight."
"Masud, who sustained injuries during the gunfight, was declared dead when he was taken to Khulna Medical College and Hospital," he added.
One pipe gun, a sharp weapon and 200 Yaba tablets were recovered from the spot, according to the sources of police.