Two suspected muggers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) near Kuril Flyover of Khilkhet area in the capital early Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Enamul, 30, and Md Rasel, 28.
Tipped off, several teams of DB (Gulshan Division) took position in different areas near Kuril Flyover.
When a DB team gave signal a CNG-run auto-rickshaw to stop it fled the place quickly ignoring the signal. Later another DB team put up a barricade on the Kuril flyover using a microbus to stop the auto-rickshaw, said Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Gulshan division Mashiur Rahman.
Suddenly, two muggers got down from the CNG-auto rickshaw and opened fire targeting the law enforcers, he said.
The detectives also fired back in self defence, leading to a gunfight, the DC (DB-Gulshan division) said.
After the gunfight, the detectives arrested two suspected muggers identified as Natyun and Yamin.
Two injured muggers- Enamul and Rasel- were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared them dead.
Officer-in-charge of Khilkhet Police Station Sabbir Ahmed said three separate cases—one under arms act, another under Narcotics Act and another for assaulting police, were filed with Khilkhet police station.