A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Sreemangal in Moulvibazar.
The gunfight took place around 4:30 am on Sunday near the Cha Kanya sculpture of Satgaon area.
The deceased was identified as Zainul Islam, 45, son of deceased Mostakin Mia of Changram area of Barlekha upazila.
Rab claimed that Zainul was a member of a group of Inter-District Robber.
According to the Rab-9 CPC-2 Shrimangal camp: “ According to the information provided by members of a group of inter-district robbers, a raid took place at the Satgaon Cha Kanya sculpture area in Sreemangal Upazila around 4.30 am on Sunday. At this time, other members of the robbers attacked Rab. A robber named Zainul Islam was killed when Rab opened fire. The others fled.”
Officer-in-Charge of Sreemangal Police Station, Md Abdus Salek said: "Zainul is accused of multiple cases of robbery."