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Two die in Mymensingh, Khulna ‘shootouts’

Published: February 22, 2019 11:45:00 | Updated: February 23, 2019 11:37:58


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Two suspected drug pedlars were killed in shootouts between their cohorts and police in Mymensingh and Khulna districts in the early hours of Friday.

In Mymensingh, Abdur Rashid, 50, a listed drug pedlar, was killed in a shootout between police and his cohorts at Trishal bus stand in the town.

Officer-in-charge of district DB police Shah Kamal Akand said acting on a tip-off - that a group of drug pedlars gathered in the area to share money of illicit drug trade, a team of DB police conducted a drive.

Sensing their presence, the culprits opened fire on the policemen, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, leaving one Rashid injured.

Doctors declared him dead when he was taken to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital.

One pipe gun and 100 grams of heroin were recovered from the spot.

Two policemen were also injured in the skirmish, he said.

In Khulna, Masud Kamal Rana, 35, a suspected drug pedlar and son of Abdul Haq, was killed in a gunfight between police and his cohorts in Nirala area in the city.

Deputy police commissioner Maniruzzaman Mithu said when a patrol team of police chased a group of drug pedlars in the area at around 4:00am they opened fire on the policemen, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.

Masud, who sustained injuries during the shootout, was declared dead when he was taken to Khulna Medical College and Hospital, reports UNB.

One pipe gun, a sharp weapon and 200 yaba tablets were recovered from the spot.

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