A suspected robber has been killed in a reported gunfight with police in Daragaon tea garden area under Bahubal upazila of Habiganj district.
The deceased is Modon Mia alias Mozammel, 40, son of late Rahman Miah of Bhadeshwar union in Bahubal.
Bahubal police station Officer-in-Charge Majharul Islam said: “Modon is an accused in seven cases including arms, robbery and murder. We arrested him on Wednesday.
“Modon exposed the names of associates during the interrogation.”
A police team along with Modon conducted a drive in the tea garden area to arrest his associates.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcement officials, Modon’s associates opened fired at the police.
In retaliation, police fired back that triggered a “gunfight”.
Later, Modon was caught in the line of fire while trying to flee the scene.
The on duty doctors declared him dead when taken to the Habiganj Sadar Hospital.