A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Pipulbaria Kalurmath in Daulatpur upazila early Monday.
Being tipped off that a gang of criminals gathered in the area, a team of police conducted a drive around 3:15am, said Dara Khan, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station.
Sensing the presence of police, the criminals opened fire on the lawmen, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight that left top terror Altab Hossain, 38, son of one Mosharaf Hossain, dead on the spot.
However, his associates managed to flee the scene.
Police also seized a foreign pistol, one round bullet, and three machetes from the spot, says a UNB report.
Besides, three policemen including sub-inspector Rajjak and assistant sub-inspector Arif were hurt in the gunfight, claimed the OC.