An unidentified dacoit was killed in a shootout with the Naikapura Police in the city’s Hajipura factory area here on Saturday.

According to the senior police officials, two dacoits were fleeing after looting some people, when on a tip-off, the police started chasing them.

On seeing the police, the accused fired gunshots on the police personnel which they retaliated. The exchange of fire continued for some as a result one of the dacoits was killed and another fled the scene by dodging the police. The police shifted the dead body to local hospital for autopsy.