A suspected robber was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Sadar upazila of Rajbari early today.
The deceased Abdur Rahim, 35, was son of Hashmat Ali of Dhuldi Joypur village in the upazila.
Swapan Kumar, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said a team of police arrested Rahim on Sunday afternoon as he was wanted in eight cases, including that of murder.
Gleaning information from Rahim, police took Rahim to Kalibari area around 3:00am in a bid to recover arms.
Sensing presence of police, Rahim’s cohorts opened fire on police, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate.
Rahim was caught in the line of fire during the gunfight and suffered bullet wounds while his associates managed to flee the scene.
Later, he was taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Two police constables were also injured in the incident. Police recovered two firearms and one bullet from the spot.