Joypurhat, June 14: Two alleged criminals were killed in a gunfight with police on the Gopalpur-Konchkuri road in Bhadsha union of Sadar upazila of Joypurhat on Tuesday.
They were accused in the murder of AK Azad, newly elected chairman of Bhadsha union.
The deceased were identified as Munir Hossain, 32, son of Lutfor Rahman, a resident of Konchkuri village, and Mohammad Sohel Hossain, 35, son of Nurul Islam, a resident of Chawalpaa village of the union.
Police being informed that the duo were preparing to launch an attack on the house of Azad at Konchkuchi village, a team of police, led by Farid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, went to the village around 2.30am, said Ashok Kumar Pal, assistant superintendent of police (Sadar circle).
Sensing presence of police, the criminals opened fire on them, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate back, triggering a gunfight.
Later police recovered two bullet-hit bodies from the spot.
Police also recovered two foreign-made pistols, two rounds of bullet, a magazine and some locally-made firearms from the spot.
Besides, three policemen, including OC Farid, Assistant Sub-inspector Moshiur Rahman and constable Mostafiz, were injured in the gunfight.
Earlier on 4 June, a gang of miscreants attacked AK Azad at the village while he was returning home from Dhurgadoho Bazar, leaving him critically injured.
He later succumbed to his injuries at Joypurhat Adhunic Hospital on Sunday.
A pedestrian named Noyon also sustained bullet wounds in the incident.