A top cadre of Janajuddho, a faction of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party, was killed in a "shootout" between his cohorts and police at Mirpur upazila of Kushtia early yesterday.
Police said the deceased Enamul Haq alias Ena Mondol, 35, was a member of the outfit's killing squad and was accused in nine cases.
Acting on a tip-off, two teams of police raided the backyard of Hidimpur Govt Primary School around 2:15am, said Chokdar Abdul Halim, assistant superintendent of police.
The outlaws were holding a secret meeting there, he said.
"Sensing police presence, the gang opened fire and blasted two bombs triggering an hour-long gunfight with the police," the ASP said.
Police found the body of Enamul on the spot after the outlaws fled the scene. Enamul was son of Rafiz Mondol of Musainagar in the upazila.
The teams recovered a rifle, a light gun, four bombs and eight bullets from the spot.
The body was sent to Kushtia General Hospital morgue for an autopsy.