A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Mariadanga in Sadar upazila here early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Zakir Hossain, 40, son of Kawsar Ali, of Sadar upazila.
Md Mizanur Rahman, inspector, Satkhira Zila Police, said police arrested Kawsar two days earlier and conducted a drive along with him to recover arms on Thursday midnight in the area.
As soon as the police team reached there, associates of Zakir fired at police, forcing them to fire back in self defence, Rahman said.
Police recovered Zakir’s body from the spot and sent it to Satkhira Sadar Hospital morgue, he added.
There were 13 cases, including that of Abdur Rashid murder, against Zakir.