A suspected mugger was killed in a gunfight with law enforcers in Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Khokon Sutradhar.
Police arrested Khokon when he tried to snatched away Tk 18 lakh from the manger of British American Tobacco Bangladesh in Lal Bazar area beating him with hammer. But two other accomplishes of Khokon managed to flee, said SI Md Yusuf Miah of Akhaura Police Station.
Getting information from him, a team of police along with Khokon conducted a drive to recover arms at about 2am.
As the team reached in Dhaka-Agartala Bypass Road Rail Crossing, the criminals opened fire on police forcing them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.
Bullet-hit body of Khokon was found later, the SI said.
Four other police members were also injured in the gunfight.
Police recovered a gun and some local weapons from the spot.