A housewife was killed as a bullet fired 'mistakenly' from the firearms of an alleged criminal at Nayanpur village in Dagonbhuiya upazila on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Sharmin Akter, 22, wife of Shamsul Haque of Noakhali.
Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Dagonbhuiya Police Station, said Sharmin came to her paternal home in the village few days ago.
On Tuesday, Jahangir Alam, an alleged criminal came to visit Sharmin and were gossiping at the room of Sharmin in the afternoon.
At one stage, a bullet from Jahangir's gun hit Sharmin 'mistakenly', leaving her dead on spot, police said.
However, when locals tried to nab Jahangir, he managed to flee the scene after pointing gun on them, reports UNB.
On information, police recovered the body and sent to Feni Sadar Hospital morgue.