Two suspected drug peddlers and two alleged robbers were killed in separate reported “gunfights” in Chattogram, Gazipur and Meherpur districts today.
In Chattogram, two suspected robbers were killed reportedly in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today.
The diseased were identified as Zafar Member, 48, and Khalil Ahmed, 45. Both were accused in several cases, Mashkur Rahman, media officer of Rab-7, told The Daily Star.
The gunfight occurred at Dakkhin Sral area in Banskhali upazila of the district. Rab-7 recovered eight firearms including a foreign pistol, a huge number of bullets and native weapons from the spot, he added.
In Gazipur, Babul Mia, 28, a drug peddler and robber, was killed in a “gunfight” with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Gazipur's Shripur upazila, our correspondent reports.
Hailing from Jahangirpur village in the upazila Babul was accused in 24 cases including drug-related and robbery cases, said Rab’s Assistant Police Superintendent Kamruzzaman.
He was killed in the gunfight while members of the elite force were conducting a drive at Dombari in Shreepur around 3:15am, ASP Kamruzzaman further said.
After the gunfight, the Rab officials searched the body and found a pistol and 5,000 yaba tablets, he further added.
However, father of Babul Afaz Uddin claimed that his son was arrested from a hospital in Dhaka’s Khilkhet area yesterday noon.
In Meherpur, Enamul Haq, 42, was killed in a “gunfight” between two groups of drug traders at Kazipur village in Gangni upazila in the wee hours of today, UNB reports.
Acting on a tip-off that two groups of drug peddlers were exchanging bullets in the bordering area of the upazila, a team of police rushed to the spot around 1:00am and recovered Enamul’s bullet-hit body, said Obaidur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Gangni Police Station.
Enamul was wanted in six cases, UN reports quoting the OC.
A pistol, two bullets, and one kilogramme of hemp were recovered from the spot.