A suspected drug peddler was killed in a 'gunfight' with the members of Detective Branch of police in Khejurbagh area here early Saturday.
A team of DB police signaled a CNG-run auto-rickshaw to stop on Dhaka-Mawa link road around 4:00am, UNB reports.
Sensing danger, drug peddler Al Amin and his associates opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight, said officer-in-charge of DB (Dhaka South) Dipak Chandra Saha.
At one stage, Al Amin, 33, hailing from Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj, was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot and his cohorts managed to flee.
Later, his body was sent to Mitford Hospital morgue, said the OC adding that Al Amin was wanted in some 14 cases filed with several police stations.
Police recovered two knives, a shell of bullet, one locally-made pistol and a good number of Yaba tablets and hemps from the spot.
Two cases were filed.