Two men were killed in a “gunfight” with the law enforcers in Dhaka and another alleged drug dealer was killed in an “internal clash” of a drug gang in Khulna yesterday.
The dead, who were killed in the capital, are Tarzan Manir and Shah Ali. Both were suspects in a case filed over the murder of a private car driver in Badda earlier this month.
Acting on a tip-off, Detective Branch (DB) of Police intercepted a microbus around 4:30am in Aftabnagar area, Mashiur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DB, told The Daily Star.
“The miscreants opened fire on the policemen from inside the microbus, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight,” the official said.
The two were injured during the “shootout” and declared dead after being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said.
The DB police also detained two others -- the microbus driver Chhoto Manir and Shahadat -- and claimed to have recovered four pistols, 12 rounds of bullet and two sacks of cannabis from inside the microbus.
In Khulna, an alleged drug trader was killed in what police said was an “internal rift” between drug dealers in Batiaghata upazila early yesterday.
Rabiul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Batiaghata Police Station, said on information that some drug traders had locked in a “clash”, police rushed to the spot and recovered Mithul with bullet injuries.
He was later taken to Batiaghata Health Complex where doctors pronounced him dead, he added.
Police also recovered a firearm, three rounds of bullet and some explosive materials from the spot.
Mithul was accused in eight criminal cases filed with different police stations in Khulna, the OC added.