Two suspected muggers were killed in a reported gunfight with the Detective Branch of police at Kuratali area of Khilkhet in the capital early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Nannu, 45, and Mosharaf, 40.Acting on a tip-off, DB conducted an operation at Khilkhet while the snatchers were taking preparation for snatch. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the gang members tried to escape. At that time two snatchers were killed in a 'gunfight' with the DB, officer in charge (OC) of Khilkhet Police Station Borhan Uddin said.
The bodies of the deceased were recovered from the spot and sent to the morgue of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said.