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‘Drug trader’ killed in Natore ‘gunfight’

17 Sep 2018, 10:23

NTV Online

Natore: A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Katashkol Ikkhu Centre area of Boraigram upazila early Monday.

The deceased was identified as Sirajul Islam, son of Abdus Sattar of Balia Village. Sirajul was wanted in several cases, including that of drug, reports the UNB.

Tipped off that a gang of drug traders gathered in the area, a team of RAB members conducted a drive there around 1:30am, said a RAB press release.

When the elite force asked them to surrender, the press release said, the gang members tried to flee the scene firing gunshots on them which triggered a gun battle.

After a brief gunfight, the RAB team found Sirajul lying after being hit by bullets. He was then taken to the upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead.

The RAB team recovered a foreign pistol and drugs from the spot.