A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Ballabpur in Chougachha upazila on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Jahirul Islam, 40, a resident of Andulia village in the upazila. Police said he was accused in 11 cases.
“Drug traders opened fire on police during a drive near Ballabpur School at night,” said Rifat Khan Rajib, officer-in-charge of Chougachha Police Station.
“Jahirul was caught in crossfire and died on the spot,” he said.
Police later recovered the body of Jahirul, a pistol, and 100 bottles of phensedyl from the spot.