A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Nimtala adjacent to Kushtia-Meherpur regional highway in Mirpur upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Akhtarul Islam alias British, 30, son of Shamsul Islam, a resident of Bara Baria area in the upazila.
Being tipped off that a gang of 10-12 robbers were taking preparation at Nimtala to commit robbery, a team of police conducted a drive there, said Officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station Kazi Jalal Uddin.
However, sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them.
In retaliation, police also fired back which triggered the gunfight around 2:30am, leaving a robber dead on the spot.
Two policemen were also injured in the gunfight, the OC added.
Police also recovered a gun, two rounds of bullet and three bullet shells from the spot.