A suspected member of a forest robber gang has been killed in “gunfight” with river police Bagerhat’s Sarankhola upazila in east Sundarbans.
Farid, second-in command of forest robber gang Chhoto Bahini, was killed early Tuesday.
Sarankhola police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Kabirul Islam said: “Acting on a tip-off, we conducted a drive near Shyla river.
“Sensing our presence, they opened fired at us.”
In relation, police fired back that left Farid dead. However, his associates managed to flee the scene.
He said the body has been kept in Bagerhat Sadar Hospital morgue.
A case has been filed with the police station in this regard, the OC added.