A suspected robber was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Pabna’s Bera upazila early yesterday.
Md Waliullah, 31, who allegedly used to be a drug peddler too, was accused in eight cases filed with different police stations, said Shahed Mahamud, officer-in-charge of Bera Police Station.
Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Waliullah from Bera municipality area on Wednesday night, the OC said.
Later, they conducted a raid in Jorda area to recover a batch of hidden drugs and firearms taking the arrestee along with them, he added.
When they reached the spot, Waliullah’s accomplices opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back that triggered a “gunfight”.
Waliullah was hit by a bullet during the incident and was taken to Bera Upazila Health Complex where he succumbed to his injury around 5:00am, said OC Shahed, adding that three policemen were also injured.
Police recovered two firearms, six bullets and 17 bottles of Phensedyl from the spot, the OC also said.