KISHOREGANJ: A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Beelpar Gozaria area in Bajitpur Upazila early on Friday (Jan 11).
The deceased was identified as Ashraf Uddin, 30, son of Bachchu Mia of Manikdi Dakkhin para area in Bhairab Upazila.
Tipped-off that an inter-district dacoit gang gathered in Beelpar area, a team of police conducted drive in the area around 1:30am. When lawmen reached there, robbers opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate for self defense, said SM Shafiqul Islam, officer in charge of Bajitpur Police Station.
Later, police found Ashraf lying on ground with bullet injuries and sent him to upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead.
The law enforcers also recovered a shooter gun, five cartridges, two choppers, 100 yaba pills, 15 phensedyl bottles from the spot.
He is wanted in several robbery cases, the OC added.
BDST: 1706 HRS, JAN 11, 2019