Two suspected drug peddler was killed in two separate ‘gunfights’ with the members of Rapid Action Battalion in Rajshshi and Natore on Tuesday night, raising the death toll to 210 in the ongoing nationwide anti-drug drive since May 15.
The deceased in Rajshahi, Abdur Rashid, 48, of village Bharuapara Uttarpara village under Puthia upazila in the district, was named in at least 17 cases under the Narcotics Control Act, while the deceased in Natore, Kabil Hossain, 45, of Char Gobindapur village under Baraigram upazila in the district was named in a dozen of cases, RAB officials claimed.
The New Age correspondent in Rajshshi University, quoting RAB-5 deputy commander Major AM Ashraful Islam, reported that suspected drug peddler Abdur Rashid was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with a team of RAB at Tarash village under Puthia upazila in the district at about 10:15pm on Tuesday.
In Natore, suspected drug peddler Kabil was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of RAB at Mahishbhanga under Baraigram in the district on Tuesday about 11:40pm, said a message sent to New Age by RAB’s legal and media wing.
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