Police also detained 16 suspected drug traders from different areas of the district in separate drives
A suspected drug trader has been killed and another injured in a “gunfight” with police in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district.
The deceased is Kayum Sheikh, 28, son of Abdul Kuddus of Porchoka village. Police said he was a drug and hundi trader.
Chapainawabganj Superintendent of Police (SP) Mozahidul Islam said: “The drug trader opened fire at a team of police when they went to Choka village to conduct a drive—around 2:30am on Monday.”
In retaliation, police returned fire—leaving Kayum and 38-year-old Firoz, injured. Meanwhile, Sony, 30, managed to flee the scene.
Later, Kayum was declared dead upon arrival at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
SP Mozahidul said police recovered 200 grams of heroin, one pistol, and four rounds of bullets from the spot.
On the other hand, police also detained 16 suspected drug traders from different areas of the district in separate drives.