The deceased had more than 20 cases filed against him in different police stations
A suspected drug dealer has been killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Gazipur’s Tongi area.
The deceased is Rokon Shikder, 33, from Haji Mazar slum of Tongi.
The incident happened in the Haji Mazar slum area around 11:30pm on Monday, confirmed RAB Legal and Media Wing Assistant Director ANM Imran Khan.
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Khan said: “Acting on a tip-off of a drug trade, we conducted a drive in the slum area. Sensing our presence, the drug dealers opened fire, prompting us to retaliate.
“Shikder was caught in the gunfight and died on the spot. His body was later sent to the morgue of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Hospital in Gazipur.”
Tongi West police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shah Alam said Shikder was a top drug dealer in Tongi. He had more than 20 cases filed against him in different police stations.
RAB also seized a foreign pistol, magazine, ammunition and yaba pills from the scene.