A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police near Joy Kali Temple in city’s Wari area early Friday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known yet.
Being tipped off that a gang of robbers were preparing to commit robbery, a team of police went to the spot around 3 am, said Abdul Khalek, sub-inspector of Wari Police Station.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fireon police, prompting them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.
After half-an hour of gunfight, police arrested a criminal who sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight and took him to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Two policemen-Nurul Islam, an assistant sub-inspector and constable Jewel- were injured in the gunfight.unb