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‘Drug trader’ killed in C’nawabganj ‘gunfight’

07 Sep 2018, 12:25

NTV Online

Chapainawabganj: A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Nayadiari in Gomostapur upazila early Friday.

The deceased was identified as Abul Hossain Babu, 35, son of Alam of Shibrampur village in the upazila, reports the UNB.

Tipped off that a group of ‘drug traders’ gathered at a mango orchard for ‘drug dealing’, a team of RAB-5 conducted a drive there around 1 am, said sources at RAB.

Sensing presence of the elite force, the ‘drug peddlers’ opened fire on the RAB members, forcing them to fire back.

After a brief gunfight, the RAB members recovered Babu with bullet wounds and took him to the upazila health complex where doctors declared him brought dead.

Two RAB members were injured in the incident.

One pistol, three bullets, one magazine and 177 bottles were recovered from the spot.