A notorious criminal, accused in at least seven cases including of murder and rape, was killed in a "gunfight" between two groups of drug peddlers in Cox's Bazar early yesterday, said police.
The dead is Syed Ahmed alias Guraputu, 28, of Isulughona area in the town, said Syed Shahjahan Kabir, officer-in-charge of Cox's Bazar Sadar Police Station.
On information of a "gunfight" between two groups of drug peddlers, police went to the Jhauban area near Motel Shaibal in the early morning, said the OC.
Sensing police presence, the criminal left the area and the law enforcers found a person in severe condition sustaining bullet injures, the police official said.
Doctors at Cox's Bazar general Hospital declared him dead after he was rushed there, he added.
Later police confirmed his identity as Guraputu, OC Shahjahan said.
A locally made firearm, two rounds of ammunitions and 200 pieces of yaba pills were also recovered from the spot, he said.
The body was handed over to family members following legal procedures.
Three cases for murder, arms and drug were filed in this regard, the OC said.