A suspected drug trader was killed in a 'gunfight' with detectives at Bhabanipur intersection in the city early Monday. The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam.
Ruhul Amin, assistant commissioner of Gazipur Detective Branch, said that tipped off, a team of DB police conducted a drive.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, a group drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, the DB team rescued the bullet-hit body of a drug trader and took him to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police recovered a pistol, Yaba tablets and hemp from the spot.