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Two suspected drug peddlers killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 09:29 am January 10th, 2019
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Three police personnel were injured in the shootout

Two suspected drug peddlers have been killed in a so-called gunfight with the police in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar. 

The incident occurred in the Khurermukh area of Sabrang union, around 2am, on Thursday. 

The deceased are Abdur Rashid Prakash alias Dailya, 47, son of one Enam Sharif of Kuchubunia; and Abul Kalam, 35, son of Abdur Rahman of the same area.

Three police personnel were injured in the shootout.

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Teknaf Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Pradip Kumar Das said: “Acting on tip-off, a team from the station conducted a drive in Khurermukh area around 2am. 

“The drug peddlers opened fire when they spotted law enforcement. When police fired back, the miscreants had retreated; leaving two dead on the spot. Police seized five locally-made firearms and 22,000 yaba pills from the site. 

The OC furthered that the dead were listed as drug traders on a Home Ministry-issued list. Abul Kalam was accused in 10 cases and Abdur Rashid in six. 

The bodies were sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, he added.