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Two ‘drug peddlers’ killed in Rajshahi, Khulna ‘gunfights’

  • Published at 06:00 am July 25th, 2018
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Both ‘gunfights’ took place in the early hours of Wednesday

Two suspected drug peddlers have been killed in so called gunfights with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Rajshahi and Khulna. 

In Rajshahi, a suspected drug peddler named Sazzad Hossain was killed in “gunfight” with RAB in Kasba area under Paba upazila. The incident occurred around 1am on Wednesday.

Commander Lt Col Mahbubur Alam of RAB 5 confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, saying: “On a tip off that a gang of drug peddlers will gather at Damkura area to trade illegal narcotics, RAB conducted a raid in Paba upazila.

“Sensing RAB presence, the drug dealers began firing on them, triggering a gunfight. The body of a man was later found at the scene, while other culprits managed to escape the area.”

Mahbubur continued: “We took the injured man to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), where the on duty doctor declared him dead on arrival. The identity of the deceased was confirmed through further investigation.”

Sazzad hailed from Banpara Village under Haripur, and was accused in more than 7 cases filed in connection with robberies and illegal narcotics. 

In Khulna, a suspected drug peddler was killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the Maheshwar Pasha area. The incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday. 

Confirming the matter, RAB 6 ASP Bazlur Rashid told the Dhaka Tribune: “A patrolling RAB team signaled three suspicious men riding on a motorbike to stop, in the Maheshwar Pasha area late at night.

“The riders tried to escape instead of stopping the motorbike, prompting the RAB team to give chase. The culprits began firing at the team, forcing RAB to retaliate.”

He continued: “One of the men fell down from the bike after being hit by bullets, the other two managed to escape. The injured suspect, later identified as Md Imran alias Rocky, was taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital, where the on-duty doctor pronounced him dead on arrival.”

According to RAB sources, Imran hailed from Deyana area of Daulatpur and was accused in seven murder and illegal narcotics related cases.

One revolver, 3 bullets, and 308 pieces of yaba tablets were also seized from the scene.

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