A top leader of a pirate gang was killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chunkuri Khal in Sundarbans under Satkhira range on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Nannu Molla, second-in-command of ‘Zonab Bahini’, a news agency reported.
On secret information, a team of RAB conducted a drive in the area, said Jahidul Islam, Lt Commander of RAB-6.
Sensing the presence of the elite force, the gang members opened fire on them, prompting the law enforcers to fire back for self defense, triggering a gunfight.
After the gunfight, the elite force arrested bullet-wound Nannu from the spot.
Later, Nannu died on the way to Shyamnagar upazila health complex, said Syed Mannan Ali, the Officer-in-Charge of Shyamnagar Police Station.
The RAB members also recovered three pipe guns, two pistols and 26-round bullet from the spot.