Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) rescued 23 fishermen from the clutches of forest robbers in Marki Canal of Sibla River in the Sundarbans on Wednesday.
A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with the law enforcers during the drive, reports UNB.
Lieutenant CommanderZahid of RAB-6 said they conducted a drive on Wednesday morning to rescue the fishermen who had been kidnapped by 'Amin Bahini' members.
As the robbers opened fire the law enforcers fired back in self defence, triggering a gunfight that left Babu dead on the spot, he said.
Detailed identity of the deceased was not available immediately, he said.
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