A man was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the members of Detective Branch of police in Khejurbagh area in Keraniganj of Dhaka early Saturday.
The police have claimed that he was a drug peddler.
According to police, a team of DB police signalled a CNG-run auto-rickshaw to stop on Dhaka-Mawa link road around 2:30am.
Sensing danger, drug peddler Al Amin and his associates opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight, claimed officer-in-charge of DB (Dhaka South) Dipak Chandra Saha.
At one stage, Al Amin, 33, hailing from Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj, was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot and his cohorts managed to flee.
Later, his body was sent to Mitford Hospital morgue, said the OC adding that Al Amin was wanted in some 14 cases filed with several police stations.
Two cases were filed in this connection.