A suspected robber was killed and four policemen injured during a ‘gunfight’ between a robber gang and police at Bibirhat of Ramgati in Lakshmipur early Saturday.
The deceased is identified as Mizanur Rahman, son of Abdus Salam, a resident of Jiarchar in the upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Ramgati police station M Iqbal Hossain said a gang of robbers was taking preparation to commit robbery at Bibirhat in the early hours on Saturday.
Being informed, a team of police conducted a drive there to arrest the robbers.
Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire at the law enforcers.
In retaliation, police also fired back which triggered a gunfight, leaving Mizanur dead on the spot around 4:30am.
Four police personnel of Ramgati police station -- sub-inspector Humayan Kabir, constables Musa Miah, Alamgir Hossain and Nur Uddin -- were also injured in the incident.
They were whisked off to Ramgati Upazila Health Complex while the body of Mizanur was sent to the morgue for autopsy.
Police also recovered one LG, two rounds of bullets and three machetes from the spot.
Mizanur was wanted in several cases, the OC added.
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