A suspected robber was killed allegedly by a house owner during robbery at Furomon Para in Sadar upazila early yesterday.
House owner Jol Kumar Chakma, 55, karbari (village head), also sustained serious injuries in the attack by robbers. He is now undergoing treatment at Rangamati Sadar Hospital
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately, said police.
A gang of 7/8, equipped with sharp weapons, entered the house of Jol Kumar around 1:30am and tied the family members.
The robbers asked the house owner to unlock almirah for money and ornaments. After taking money, they beat Jol Kumar mercilessly and stabbed him.
At one stage, Jol Kumar hacked a robber, leaving him injured, said the family members.
Hearing screams, locals and security personnel rushed to the spot and sent Jol Kumar to hospital. However, the robbers managed to flee the scene.
On information, police recovered the body of the robber who had succumbed to his injuries at a nearby jungle and sent it to Rangamati General Hospital for autopsy.