Another drug suspect dies in Narail ‘shootout’

Published: July 07, 2018 11:47:24 | Updated: July 08, 2018 11:27:52


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One more suspected drug pedlar was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Chandmari in Narail district town early Saturday.

The deceased could not be identified yet.

Police said they, on information, conducted the drive in the area around 3 am.

Sensing presence of the police, the drug traders opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to retaliate in self-defence, triggering the gunfight.

After the gunfight, police recovered the bullet-riddled body from the spot.

Besides, five policemen were injured in the gunfight.

Later, police recovered a pipe gun, one bullet and some drugs from the spot.

With the latest death, at least 124 people were killed in 'shootouts' with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May, said a UNB report.

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