A suspected robber was killed in a shootout between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion at Tribordi in Sonargaon upazila early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Foiz Ahmad Foiz, 35, of Gozaria of Munshiganj distirct. Foiz was wanted in 8 cases, RAB sources said.
Acting on secret information that an armed gang of dacoits gathered in a garden on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Tribordi for committing robbery a team of RAB-11 raided the area early in the morning.
Sensing their presence, the bandits opened fire on them forcing the law enforcers to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
At one stage, Foiz Ahmed was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while his cohorts fled away.
A pipe gun and a pistol with one round of bullet were recovered from the spot.
Two RAB personnel were also injured during the gunfight.