A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with detectives in Jurain graveyard area in the city early Tuesday.
The deceased, aged around 30, could not be identified immediately.
Mahbubul Haque, sub-inspector of Shyampur Police Station, said that on secret information a team of Detective Branch of police conducted a drive in the area around 2:00am.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the criminal opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gunfight.
Later, the bullet-hit criminal was rescued from the spot.
The injured was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 4:00am, added the SI.