Suspected drug pedlar dies in Cumilla ‘shootout’

Published: August 05, 2018 16:27:35 | Updated: August 07, 2018 11:42:08

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A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported shootout with police at Olipur Bazar in Cumilla’s Nangalkot upazila on Saturday night.

The deceased was identified as Mehedi Hasan, son of Ekramul Haque of the same village.

Tipped-off, when a police team conducted a drive at the bazar a groups of drug traders opened fire on the policemen, prompting them to take action, police said.

At one stage, Mehedi was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet wound while three police members were also injured, UNB reported.

Later, he was rushed to Comilla Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead, they added.

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