Mymensingh, Sept. 2 -- An alleged member of an autorickshaw-lifting gang was killed in a reported gunfight with detectives at Badekolpa in the district town early Monday.

The deceased was identified as Khalil, 37, son of Abdul Jalil of Bakchala village in Fulbaria upazila.

Shah Kamal Akanda, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch (DB) of police, said being tipped off that a gang of auto-rickshaw thieves were selling stolen vehicles in the area a DB team raided the area around 1am.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the gang members opened fire on police, prompting them to fire back in self-defence that triggered a gunfight, the OC added.

Later, Khalil was rescued with bullet injuries and police took him to Mymensingh Medical Colleg...