Bachchu Miah, one of the accused in the killing of four children in Habiganj district on February 12, was killed during a 'gunfight' with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chunarughat upazila of the district early Thursday.
RAB-9 Srimangal camp commanding officer Kazi Maniruzzaman Monir said, on secret information, a team of elite force conducted a drive at Deorgach village around 4:30 am when Bachchu Miah was trying to flee into India through Deorgach border point.
Sensing the presence of the team, Bachchu along with his accomplices opened fire to police, forcing them to fire back.
Bachchu was caught in the line of fire and dead on the spot.
They also arrested Bachchu's accomplice Shahed from the spot.
A total of seven people have so far been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of the four schoolboys.
Earlier, the Judicial Magistrate Court recoded depositions of three of the seven arrestees in the case.
Shahidul Islam, additional superintendent of police said Arju in his statement disclosed the name of another perpetrator of the killing. Arju also revealed that 8-9 people had involvement in the murder, he added.