Suspected drug trader dies in police ‘shootout’ in Chuadanga

Published: November 08, 2018 12:22:40 | Updated: November 09, 2018 10:24:24

A man who was named in several drug cases has been killed in an alleged shootout with police in Chuadanga.

The ‘shootout’ took place at Ujalpur playground in Sadar Upazila at around 2:30 am on Thursday, said Delwar Hossain Khan, chief of Chuadanga Sadar Police Station.

The man has been identified as Pappu Hossain, 30 who hailed from Akandabaria village. He was named in six cases of drugs and arms, reported.

“A gang of drug dealers opened fire on a team of patrol police at the neighbourhood of Ujalpur. The police team retaliates in self defence. The drug dealers fled and Pappu was found injured,” OC Delwar said.

Police took him to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital, where the doctor on duty declared him dead, he said.

Police recovered a shotgun, two bullets, four hand-made bombs, and a bag of Phensedyl from the scene, he added.

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