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4 more killed in ‘shootout’

Published on: 7:30 pm - Tuesday | June 5, 2018

After a day’s pause, four alleged drug traders were killed in separate incidents of gunfight with police in Bogura, Mymensingh and Rangpur districts at early hours and morning on Tuesday during the ongoing anti-narcotics drive across the country.
With this, the number of stood at 152 across the country since May 12.
In Bogura, Rigan alias Liton, 32, son of Abul Kashem, and accused in five drug related cases, was killed in a gun-battle  with police at Matidhali intersection in Sadar upazila around 2:30am.

Sanatan Chakraborty, additional superintendent of Bogura police, said a team of police conducted an anti-narcotics drive in the area around 2:30 am.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, a gang of drug dealers opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back that  triggered a gunfight.

At one stage, Rigan was caught in the line of fire and injured critically while others managed to flee the scene, Sanatan said.

He was taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital and where he died later.

In Rangpur, drug trader Shajahan Hossain Dabir, 50, son of Sohrab Hossain of Kaunia upazila was killed in a gunfight with police at Chotupur Banupara in Haragachi municipality area.

Shajahan was accused in several cases, said Saifur Rahman, additional superintendent of Rangpur police.
Police also recovered a pistol, 226 Yaba tablets and 173 bottle of Phensidyl from the scene.
In Mymensingh, police found the bodies of two drug peddlers under Kewatkhali Railway Bridge of the district town around 11am Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Munna Miah, 35, and Idris Ali, 45.

Kotwali Model Police Station OC Mahmudul Islam confirmed the news.

Munna was accused in 12 cases filed under Narcotics Control Act and Idris was in eight cases.

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