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‘Drug trader’ dies in Meherpur ‘gunfight’

Published: March 04, 2019 11:20:26 | Updated: March 04, 2019 20:46:04


A suspected drug pedlar was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of drug traders at Kazipur village in Gangni upazila of Meherpur district in the early hours of Monday.

The deceased was identified as Saju, 35, son of Bazlur Rahman of the village.

Ajay Kumar Kundu, sub-inspector of Pirtola Police Outpost, said that being informed about a gunfight between two groups of drug traders, a team of police conducted the drive at around 2:30am.

Sensing the presence of police, the drug traders fled the scene, UNB reported quoting the official.

Later, police recovered the bullet-hit body of Saju, said the SI adding that he was an accused in several drug cases.

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