An alleged terrorist was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early Tuesday in Tongi T&T Bazar area in Gazipur.
The deceased was identified as Jahangir Hossain Pinku, son of Abu Jafar, of Gosairchar village in Chandpur.
Md Kamruzzaman, assistant police super, Rab-1, said they were tipped-off that a group of drugs and arms traders were staying in the bazar area. A patrol team raided the area at around 1:30am.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the terrorists fired and in retaliation Rab was forced to fire back in self-defense.
Read Also: Two killed in ‘gunfights’ in Gazipur, Bogura
Rab later recovered bullet-injured Pinku and took him to Shaheed Ahsan Ullah General Hospital where doctor declared him dead, added Kamruzzaman.
There are 14 murder, drugs, and arms cases against Pinku, said Kamruzzaman.