Two ‘drug pedlars’ die in Natore, Gazipur ‘shootouts’

Published: August 28, 2018 10:37:13 | Updated: August 29, 2018 12:08:02

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Two suspected drug traders were killed in separate gunfights in Natore and Gazipur districts early Tuesday.

In Natore, a suspected drug trader Meher Ali, an accused in 14 cases including drug and murder, was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chamtia Joyontipur area of Lalpur upazila early Tuesday.

While a team of RAB-5 was patrolling in the area, they challenged a gathering over suspicion.

When the team approached towards the gathering, the miscreants opened fire on them forcing the law enforcers to retaliate that triggered the gunfight, leaving Meher Ali dead on the spot while others managed to flee away.

The team recovered arms and drugs from the spot, reports UNB.

In Gazipur, another suspected drug trader Shariful Islam was killed in a reported gunfight with members of the elite force in Prottashar Math area of Tongi around 3:30 am.

Being informed about a gunfight in the night, police went there and recovered the body in the morning, said Kamal Hossain, Officer-in-Charge of Tongi Police Station.

They also recovered a firearm, huge ammunition and drugs from the spot, he added.

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