A suspected robber has been killed in a reported gunfight with police in Tejgaon area of the capital.
The deceased was identified as Abdullah, 31, son of Shamsul, hailing from Araiura village in Tarail upazila of Kishoreganj district.
Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Tejgaon Industrial Area Police Station, said that being tipped of that a gang of robber was preparing for committing robbery in B G Press area, a team of police conducted a drive around 3:30 am on Tuesday.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robber gang opened fire on them, prompted them to retaliate, triggering a gun fight, leaving Abdullah injured with bullet.
The injured Abdullah was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 4:15 am.
Police recovered a pistol, three rounds of bullets, three cartridges and two machetes.
Two police officials - Raseduzzaman, inspector (investigation) and Margub Towhid, sub-inspector of the police station - were injured in the gun battle claimed the SI.