‘Robber’, 'drug dealer' killed in Comilla, drug peddlers injured Gaibandha ‘gunfights’   

Our Correspondent | Published: 09:51, Jun 09,2018 | Updated: 10:51, Jun 09,2018


A suspected robber killed in gunfight with police at Debibazar area in Chandina of Comilla Early Saturday and another one drug dealer succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Sumon, 35, was killed at around 1:30am and there policemen were also injured in the incident, reports New Age correspondent in Comilla.

Sumon is the son of Habibur Rahman of Kurun. Police claimed that he was a member of the inter-district robber group.

Officer-in-charge of Chandina police station Mizanur  Rahman said on tips that a group of robbers was preparing robbery in the village of Chashrapukuria on Debibazar-Chandina road, the police reached there and tried to detain the robbers.

At that time, the armed robbers opened fired on the police and police also retaliated in in self-defense. Dakat Sumon seriously injured in the shootings. After taking him to the hospital, the doctor on duty declared him dead.

The OC also said there are at least 15 cases against the deceased robber Sumon.

Meanwhile, Comilla Kotwali police station officer-in-charge Abu Salam Mia confirmed that Karfu Sohagh was injured in a gunfight at Jagannathpur and he was rushed to Comilla Hospital after being shot on Friday.  Later, he was sent to Dhaka for better treatment and he died there.

Sohag, 32 alias Kurfo Shohag of South Chartha Thirura Pukurpar area is accused in seven cases including robbery, extortion.

According to police, a gunfight took place with police and a drug cartel in Jagannathpur on Friday, Later, drug trader Karfu Sohag was rescued from the spot and taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital with bullet injuries in the right leg.

In Gaibandha, United News of Bangladesh reports -- three suspected drug peddlers suffered bullet wounds in a reported gunfight with police in Komornai area of the district town early Saturday.

The injured were identified as Sabuj Miah, Maruf Hasan Jim and Moshiur Rahman.

The drug peddlers were held during an anti-drug drive recently.

Acting on their information, a team of police along with the drug traders conducted a drive in the area, said Khan Mohammad Shahriar, officer-in-charge of Gaibandha Police Station.

When the team reached the spot, a 'gang of drug traders' reportedly attacked the police with sharp weapons, prompting them to fire back that led to the gunfight.

At one stage, the three 'drug traders' were caught in the line of fire and injured with bullets.

Five policemen also suffered injuries in the gunfight, the OC said.

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