Drug suspect dies in RAB ‘shootout’ in Sherpur

Published: June 20, 2018 15:34:48 | Updated: June 20, 2018 18:09:57

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A suspected drug-trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Chunierchar in Sadar upazila of Sherpur on Tuesday night.

The deceased was identified as Al Amin alias Fakir, 28, son of Sahibor Rahman of Balaichar village in the upzaila.

With this, 114 people were killed in 'gunfights' with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during recent anti-narcotic drives across country since May 15.

Being informed by locals on Wednesday morning, police recovered the body from the spot, said Md Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sherpur Sadar Police Station, reports UNB.

Company Commander Razib Kumar Dey of RAB-14 said a team of the elite force conducted an anti-drug drive in the area on Tuesday night.

RAB members fired two gunshots in 'gunfight' with drug-traders, said the RAB official.

Later in the morning they heard that a drug-trader was killed, he added.

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