Two alleged criminals, accused in the murder of a newly-elected union parishad chairman, were killed in a 'gunfight' with law enforcers in Sadar upazila of Joypurhat early Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as--Munir Hossain, 32, and Mohammad Sohel Hossain, 35.
Both of them were allegedly involved in the killing of Badsha union parishad chairman AK Azad.
On information that a gang of criminals were preparing to launch an attack on the house of Azad at Konchkuchi village, a team of police went to the spot around 2.30am, said Ashok Kumar Pal, assistant superintendent of police (Sadar circle).
Sensing the presence of law enforcer, the criminals opened fire on them, forcing the police to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
Later police recovered two bullet-hit bodies from the spot.
Police also recovered two foreign-made pistols, two bullets, a magazine and some locally-made firearms from the spot.
Earlier on June 4, a gang of miscreants attacked AK Azad while returning home, leaving him critically injured.
He later succumbed to his injuries at Joypurhat Adhunic Hospital the following day.
Azad was elected chairman of Bhadsha union in the UP election held on May 28.