Suspected criminal killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police
Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately, reports UNB news agency.
Officer-in-charge of Bagmara police station Selim Hossain said a team of police informed of the presence of a gang of criminals conducted a drive in the area at about 3:30am.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the gang members opened fire on them, forcing police to fire back that triggered a gun battle.
One of the gang members was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while his associates managed to flee the scene, said the OC.
Police recovered the body and sent it to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
The law enforcers also recovered one pistol, 20 hand bombs and some sharp weapons.