A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Kashiadanga in Hakimpur upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Kahidul Islam alias Touhidul, 40, of Nashipur village in the upazila.
He was wanted in 11 cases including that of robbery, said senior assistant superintendent of Hakimpur circle police Akhiul Islam.
Tipped off that a group of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 3:30 am, said Abdur RazzakAkondo, officer-in-charge of Hakimpur Police Station.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, he said.
Kahidul was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee the scene.
Two policemen were injured during the gunfight.
One pipe gun, two shells of bullets and five sharp weapons were recovered from the spot.