An alleged robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Khoiyabazar area under Harintana police station in Khulna city early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Zia Sana alias Hat Kata Zia alias Bomaru Sana, 45, son of Kabir Ali Gazi of village Gutudia under Dumuria police station.
Being tipped off that a gang of robber was taking preparation for committing robbery, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 2:30am, said Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the Harintana police.
Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.
At one stage, Zia was caught in the line of fire and injured critically while others managed to flee the scene, he said.
He was rushed to Khulna Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Four policemen were also injured in the gunfight.
Police also recovered a pistol, four rounds, a pipe gun and 50 pieces of Yaba tablets from the spot.
Zia was wanted in 10 cases, including of murder and robbery, the OC said.
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