Dhaka, Nov. 30 -- Two suspects in the double-murder case of Cumilla City Corporation ward councillor Syed Md Sohel and his associate Haripada Saha died in a so-called "shootout" with the police.

The "gunfight" took place in the Sangraish area of Cumilla city at 12:15 am on Tuesday, according to Kotwali Model Police Station chief Anwarul Azim, reports bdnews24.com.

The dead, identified as Sabbir Hossain, 28, and Shajon, 32, are listed as suspects in the case documents.

Acting on a tip that several suspects were in the Sangraish and Nobogram area, police from Kotwali Model Police Station and the district's intelligence unit conducted an operation there, officer Anwarul said.

"They opened fire on police at an embankment of the Gomti Rive...