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Suspected drug peddler killed in Jessore ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 11:23 am June 18th, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:30 am June 18th, 2018
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A pipe gun, bullets, and 120 pieces of yaba pill were recovered from the scene

A suspected drug peddler has been killed in a reported gunfight with rivals, near Prembagh area in Jessore’s Abhaynagar upazila, early Monday.

The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam, 34.

Abhaynagar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sheikh Goni Miah said, acting on information , a team of police reached the spot where the gunfight took place around 3:30am.

“Sensing police presence the gangs of drug peddlers left the spot,” the OC said.

Police recovered the bullet-wounded body and sent it to the Jessore General Hospital’s morgue.

A pipe gun, bullets, and 120 pieces of yaba pills were recovered from the scene, the OC added.

According to police, Shahidul was wanted in more than 10 cases.