Two of them were killed in Kushtia
Three suspected drug traders and an alleged robber were killed in separate incidents of reported gunfights in Kushtia and Mymensingh districts early Wednesday.
Two of them were killed in separate “gunfights” in Kushtia.
The incidents took place in Kaburhat area of Sadar upazila and in Badher Bazar area of Daulatpur upazila in the early hours on Wednesday.
Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Kushtia model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nasir Uddin said: “A team of law enforcers raided the Kaburhat area around 2am, on a tip off that two gangs of drug peddlers were engaged in a gunfight there.
“Culprits began firing on the police, forcing them to retaliate. Later, the bullet-riddled body of an unidentified man was found at the scene, while other perpetrators escaped.”
The OC added the man was taken to Kushtia General Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead.
Police said a pistol, three bullets and 800 yaba tablets were seized from the spot.
Four policemen, including Sub-Inspector Mostafiz, were also injured in the incident.
In Daulatpur, a suspected drug peddler named Modon, 45, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police around the same time.
Daulatpur police station OC Shah Dara Khan said: “Police raided the Badher Bazar area around 3am, on a tip that two gangs of drug peddlers were engaged in a firefight.
“Police opened fire in retaliation when the criminals started shooting at them. Later, Modon’s body was found at the scene, while the other suspects fled.”
Modon was taken to Daulatpur Hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared him dead on arrival.
Police said a pistol, three bullets, 900 yaba tablets and 30 bottles of phensedyl were seized from the spot.
Three policemen were also injured in the incident.
In Mymensingh, suspected robber Anu Hossain, 30, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Kadigar in Bhaluka upazila in the early hours of Wednesday.
Acting on a tip off, a police team went to the spot around 2am, said Bhaluka police station OC Firoz Talukdar, reports UNB.
The robbers opened fire on the policemen after seeing them at the scene, prompting the law enforcement officials to shoot back in self-defence.
Later, police recovered Anu’s body from the spot and recovered one pistol, five bullet shells and some sharp weapons from the spot.
Anu was wanted in 15 cases, police said.