A suspected robber was killed in a shootout during a robbery attempt on Soydabad-Belkuchi regional road at Panchasarutia village of Sadar upazila in Sirajganj early Sunday.
Police recovered a one-shooter gun, two round bullets and a sharp weapon from the spot.
The deceased was identified as Shariful Islam Sharif, 25, son of Hasmat Ali from Mymensingh district,
Police said a gang of bandits put up a tree on the road in a bid to commit robbery, a team of police conducted a drive there, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the muggers tried to attack them, forcing them open fire, police said.
Shariful sustained bullets while his accomplices managed to flee the scene, said the OC.
Later, he was taken to Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 9 am.