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Drug dealer killed in ‘gunfight’ in Kushtia

  • Published at 10:41 am April 26th, 2019
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A pistol, two rounds of bullets, two magazines and 50 bottles of phensedyl were also recovered from the scene

A man has been killed in a reported gunfight between police and two gangs of drug dealers in Kushtia.

The 3-way gunfight, which took place in Bhadalia Sastipur area in Sadar upazila early morning on Friday, also injured four members of police.

Police said that the deceased Rafiq Uddin, a noted drug dealer in the area, had several cases filed against him under the Drugs Act with several police stations. 

A pistol, two rounds of bullets, two magazines and 50 bottles of phensedyl were also recovered from the scene. 

Kushtia Model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nasir Uddin, confirming the matter, said: “After receiving a tip-off about two gangs of drug dealers being in a gunfight, two teams of police and Detective Branch of Police reached the spot. 

“The miscreants open fire at the sight of law enforcement agencies. So, we fired back in self-defence. The gunfight lasted over half an hour.”

He furthered: “After they retreated, we recovered the bullet-riddled body, which we then sent to Kushtia General Hospital, where the on-call doctor pronounced him dead.”