Two ‘drug peddlers’ killed in ‘gunfights’

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 12:20, May 31,2018 | Updated: 18:00, Jun 05,2018


Two more suspected drug peddlers were killed in reported gunfights between their rivals in Madaripur and Jessore districts early Thursday.

In Jessore, an unidentified young man, aged around 32 years, was killed in a 'gun battle' between two groups of drug peddlers at Bhatar Amtala in Bagharpara upazila early Thursday.

Police also recovered one shutter gun, one bullet and three kilogrammes of hemp from the spot, said Nasirul Haq, sub-inspector of Bagharpara Police Station.

In Madaripur, Bacchu Khalifa, 45, a suspected drug pusher and son of Safar Ali Khalifa was killed in the reported gunfight between two groups of drug peddlers at Shambhuk in Shibchar upazila around 4:00am, said Sarwar Hossain, superintendent of district police.

Bacchu was wanted in 14 cases filed under Narcotics Control Act, he added.

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