Three suspected robbers were killed in what the police called a gunfight with them while they were trying to flee after killing a security guard at Beker Bazar in Dagonbhuiya upazila of Feni early Thursday, reports UNB.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
The security guard was identified as Abdul Mannan alias Manu, 50, of Asrafpur village in the upazila.
Quoting local people, Aslam Shikdar, officer-in-charge of Dagonbhuiya Police Station, said a gang of robbers swooped on Beker Bazar for committing robbery in the dead of night.
When the robbers were loading looted valuables on a truck, the security guard obstructed them.
The robbers strangled him to death.
On information, police conducted a drive to arrest the robbers.
However, police managed to catch four robbers.
A gunfight took place between the robbers and the policemen when the robbers tried to snatch their associates from police, leaving two people dead on the spot and another injured.
The injured was taken to a local hospital where physicians declared him dead.
Police recovered the bodies and sent those to a local hospital morgue for autopsy.