An alleged robber was killed in a gunfight with police at Purandapur village in Moheshpur upazila yesterday.
The victim was Nur Islam, 44, son of Abdul Mannan of Bannigopinathpur village in Jessore's Chowgachha upazila.
Following information that robbers were preparing to commit robbery at Purandapur village on Kotchand-Jibonnagar road by felling a tree across the road a police team went there early yesterday, said Moheshpur Police Station OC Laskar Jaiadul Haque.
"Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robbers opened fire, forcing the police to retaliate. The robbers fled, leaving the bullet-hit body of Nur Islam.
"He was an accused in a dacoity case. Police recovered a shutter gun, three bullets, a saw, two cocktails, one machete and rope from the spot. The body was sent to Jhenidah Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy" the OC said.