A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with DB police at Bankapur in Manda upazila of Naogaon early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Aurangajeb alias Jebu, 50 son of Nabiruddin of Deluabaria bazar in the upazila.
Superintendent of Naogaon Police Abdul Mannan said a team of DB police arrested Jebu from Deluabari Bazar on Monday night.
After gleaning information from Jebu, a team of DB police conducted a drive in the area in the early hours on Tuesday.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back in self-defense that triggered a gunfight.
At one stage, Jebu was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee the scene.
Mozaffar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Manda Police Station, said Jebu was a listed ‘drug trader’ in the area and wanted in 20 criminal cases.
Three policemen, including DB sub-inspector Mehedi Hasan. were injured in the incident.
Huge quantity of heroin, Yaba pills, one pistol and some sharp weapons were recovered from the spot.
A case was filed with Manda Police Station, reports UNB.