A suspected dacoit was killed in a gunfight with police in Moheshpur upazila of Jhenidah early Thursday.
The incident took place at Purondopur in Moheshpur upazila around 2am.
The deceased was identified as Nur Hussain, 46, a suspected member of a robber gang, hailing from Purandapur village of Maheshpur upazila.
Moheshpur police station officer-in-charge Lashkar Jayadul said on secret information that a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery by cutting trees in the area around 2am, a team of police conducted a drive there.
Sensing presence of the team, the gang members opened fire on police, forcing the police personnel to fire back for self-defence.
Police, later, found the bullet-hit body of Nuru.
He was rushed to a local hospital where the on-duty doctors declared Nuru dead.