A regional leader of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) was killed during a "shootout" between his accomplices and police at Akna Banshbaria village under Raninagar upazila of Naogaon district early yesterday.
The dead was identified as Abdul Majid alias Picchi Majid, son of Nur Mohammad of Bhatkoi village under the upazila.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team from Raninagar Police Station raided an area near Banshbaria Bridge at around 2.45am where Majid and his accomplices were holding a secret meeting.
Sensing the presence of the policemen, the outlaws opened fire, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate.
Police sources said Majid received bullets during the shootout and died on way to Raninagar Upazila Health Complex, while his cohorts managed to flee.
The body was sent to Naogaon Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
The officer-in-charge (0C) of Raninagar Police Station said Majid was wanted in five murder cases. Police recovered a revolver, three bullets and a knife from the scene.