An alleged drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with DB police in Kala Bazar area of the district town early Saturday.
A team of Detective Branch of police in a drive arrested suspected drug trader Kala Chand along with 50 pieces of Yaba pills and a sharp weapon from Patgudam area around 2am, said Ashikur Rahman, officer-in-charge of district DB police.
Later, the team conducted another drive along with Kala Chand to arrest his associate Siraj.
When the team reached the area on Alia Madrasa road around 2:30am, a gang of drug traders, numbering 7-8, tried to snatch Kala Chand and opened fire on police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gun battle, said the OC.
During the fight, Kala Chand received a bullet on his chest and got injured critically.
Later, he was taken to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police recovered a sharp weapon and two bullet shells from the spot.