A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Sarkhola village in Abhaynagar upazila on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Maruf Mollah, 26, son of Moslem Mollah of Nauapara municiplaity area.
Tipped off that some drug traders were sharing phensidyl bottles for selling in the area, a team of Rab-6 conducted a drive in the area, said commanding officer of Rab-6, Lieutenant Colonel Rawshan Kabir.
Sensing presence of the elite force members, the criminals opened fire on the Rab men, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
At one stage, Maruf Molla was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries.
Later, he was taken to local hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Two Rab members were also injured in the incident.
One pistol, one hundred bottles of phensidyl were recovered from the spot.
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- UNB News
- Publish- May 08, 2020, 12:35 PM
- Update- May 08, 2020, 02:26 PM