‘Drug pedlar’ dies in Gaibandha ‘gunfight’

Published: August 07, 2018 11:42:08 | Updated: August 08, 2018 11:24:15


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A suspected drug pedlar was killed in a reported shootout with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Bamandanga area of Gaibandha’s Sundarganj upazila early Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Abdus Salam alias Those Salam.

Being tipped-off, a team of RAB raided a house in the area, according to an SMS of the elite force.

Sensing the presence of the RAB team, the drug pedlars fired gunshots to them while the elite force fired back in self-defence, leaving Salam dead on the spot, UNB reported.

Two RAB members were also injured, it said.

The team reportedly recovered a pistol and huge amount of drug from the spot.

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