A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Sonagazi upazila of Feni early on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Iqbal Hossain, son of Abdur Rob of Saraitkandi village.He was alleged to be a leader of an inter-district robber gang and wanted in 37 criminal cases, police said.
On receiving information, a team of Feni DB police and Sonagazi Police Station jointly conducted a drive in the area. As soon as they reached the spot, ‘robbers’ opened fire on them triggering the ‘gunfight’.
Iqbal was injured during the ‘gunfight’ while his cohorts managed to flee the scene, police said. He was taken to a local hospital where medics pronounced him dead. A gun and three bullets were recovered from the spot.