A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Purbakumarbhog in Louhajang upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Makbul Hossain, 36, son of Abdul Hakim Munshi of North Medenimondal in the upazila.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-11 conducted a drive in the area around 4 am, said its ASP Mahitul Islam.
Sensing presence of the elite force, the criminals opened fire on them, prompting the Rab members to fire back in self-defence.
After a brief gunfight, the Rab members found the body of Makbul and recovered one pistol, two bullets, one magazine, 500 pieces of Yaba pills, Tk 4,675 and two mobile phone sets from the spot.
Makbul was wanted in 12 cases, said Harun, assistant sub-inspector of Louhajang Police Station.
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