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‘Drug traders’ dies in Hazaribagh shootout

Published: November 20, 2019 10:57:45 | Updated: November 20, 2019 12:59:36


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A drug suspect has died in a so-called shootout with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Hazaribagh area of Dhaka city.

The incident occurred at a RAB checkpost in front of Sikder Medical College in Hazaribagh in the early hours of Wednesday, said RAB-2 Company Commander Sheikh Nazmul Arefin.

The dead man has been identified as 38-year-old Nadim Bahadur from an ID card. He was a resident of the capital’s Hazaribagh area, reports bdnews24.com.

Nadim was implicated in nine drug-related cases, RAB said.

RAB was conducting searches at a checkpost near Sikder Medical when a motorcycle approached it at 4:15am, said Sheikh Nazmul.

“RAB officers signalled the vehicle to stop but the riders opened fire instead. As a result, the elite force was compelled to retaliate. A man was shot in the gunfight while another fled the scene with the motorcycle.”

The injured man was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, said Nazmul.

A pistol, four rounds of bullets, and ‘several’ drugs have been recovered from the spot, he said.

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