A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Maricha border area of Zakiganj upazila of Sylhet early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Abdus Shaheed Chhalu, 32, of Dharmadihi village under Baralekha upazila in Moulvibazar.Mir MdAbdun Naser, officer-in-charge of Zakiganj Police Station, said tipped off that a gang of eight to nine robbers was preparing for committing robbery in the area, a team of police conducted a drive early Saturday.
Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defense, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, police recovered the body of Chhalu from the spot.
There are six robbery and arms cases against Chhalu with Kanaighat, Bianibazar, Golapganj, Balaganj and Moglabazar police stations, the OC added.