A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Narail while another sustained injuries in Rajshahi on Saturday.
In Narail, the police said the suspected drug trader, Golam Mustafa, 45, was killed in ‘gunfight’ with the police at Chandmari in the district town at about 3:15am.
Police said they were on operation and the drug paddlers suddenly attacked the cops, who returned fire in self-defence.
After the gunfight, police recovered the bullet-hit body of Mustafa from the spot.
Besides, five policemen were injured in the gunfight and police seized a pipe gun, one bullet and some drugs from the spot.
At least 169 suspects were killed in the ongoing countrywide anti-drug drive since May 15.
Most of them were killed in ‘gunfights’ with the police and the Rapid Action Battalion, said police.
Rajshahi University correspondent, meanwhile, reported that a man sustained bullet injuries in a ‘gunfight’ with detective branch at Charghat upazila of northern Rajshahi early Saturday.
The injured, Abdul Malek, 35, son of Lal Chand of Muktarpur village of the upazila, was branded as suspected drug peddler by the police.
Khalid Hossain, inspector of detective branch of district police, said, acting on a tip-off their team conducted a drive at Muktarpur village at 2:30am.
‘We saw some people to carry something in sack and we challenged them. But, they attacked us with sharp weapons forcing us to fire,’ he added.
Later, they rushed bullet-hit Malek to the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital while other drug traders flee the spot.
Assistant sub-inspector Imran Hossain and constable Emdad Hossain also sustained injuries, Khalid Hossain claimed.
The police officials seized three sharp weapons and 120 bottles of banned cough-syrup Phensidyl from the spot.
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