'Drug peddler’ killed in C’nawabganj ‘gunfight’
18 May 2018, 13:59 | updated: 18 May 2018, 14:50
Chapainawabganj: An alleged drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at no 4-Beribadh Ghat area of Padma River in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early on Friday.
The deceased could not be identified yet.
Syeed Abdullah Al Murad, squadron leader of RAB-5, said a team of RAB-5 conducted a regular drive in the area to recovered drugs.
Sensing the presence of the elite force members, the criminals opened fire on RAB members, prompting them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
One of the criminals was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee.
Five RAB members were injured during the gunfight.
They also recovered 6.7kgs of hemp, two pistols, five bullets and two magazines from the spot.