Magura police claim that a ringleader of inter-city robbers has been killed in a “shootout” with them in Maghir Dhal area under the district town.
The incident took place early Saturday, police say.
Ringleader Sardar Kamal, 42, of Shewladanga village under Magura Sadar upazila, was accused in several cases.
Police said Kamal's gang around 3am tried to commit robbery on the Magura-Jessore highway by putting logs.
Being informed, patrol police rushed to the spot and the robbers started firing at them sensing their presence.
Kamal was shot dead on the spot in the counter firing of police. However, his accomplices managed to flee the spot.
Magura police station Officer-in-Charge Ajmal Huda said: “Killed Kamal is the ringleader of inter-district robbers. He ran the gang. A domestic-made pistol, machete and saw have discovered from the crime spot.”