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Suspected drug peddler killed in Chuadanga ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 12:07 pm April 13th, 2019

A locally made gun, two bullets, two machetes, and a sack of phensedyl bottles were also seized

A suspected drug peddler has been killed in a "gunfight" with police in Chuadanga. 

The deceased Ruhul Amin, 48, died in the incident that occurred around 2am on Friday in Ukto village under Sadar upazila of the district. He hailed from Shantipara area of the Chuadanga municipality.

Chuadanga Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abu Zihad Fakhrul Alam said: “On a tip-off that a gang of drug peddlers were about to smuggle illegal narcotics through the Ukto village, a police patrol team took up position nearby.

“Around 2am, the police challenged around eight people, who were carrying sacks of illegal drugs on their heads. The gang immediately began firing at the policemen, triggering a gunfight. The gang then made their escape.”

The OC continued: “After the gunfight, police conducted a search operation in the area with help from the locals. The bullet-riddled body of Ruhul Amin was found at the scene. He was taken to Chuadanga Sadar hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.”

According to the police, three police personnel, including a sub-inspector were injured during the incident. A locally made gun, two bullets, two machetes and a sack of phensedyl bottles were also seized from the spot.

Responding to a query, Chuadanga Superintendent of Police Mahbubur Rahman said: “Ruhul Amin is a listed narcotics peddler, and wanted in 16 cases filed in various districts.”