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2 suspected drug dealers killed in Feni ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 10:23 am June 9th, 2019
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10,000 yaba pills, two firearms and 17 bullets were seized from the spot

Two suspected drug dealers have been killed in an alleged gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Fatehpur in Feni sadar upazila.

One of the deceased was identified as Mahbubul Hasan Rubel, son of Habibur Rahman, hailing from Bangura village in Comilla. The other one has yet to be identified.

RAB 7 Camp Company Captain squadron leader Shafayet Jamil Fahim said: “RAB raided an abandoned house in the rail gate area around 1:30am on early Sunday, after being tipped off that a gang of drug dealers was there.”

“The criminals opened fire as soon as the RAB team reached the spot, triggering a gunfight,” he said.

After the shootout, police rescued the bullet-injured duo and sent them to Feni Sadar Hospital, where the on-duty doctors declared them dead, said Shafayet.

Resident Medical Officer of Feni Sadar Hospital Dr Md Abu Taher said: “The two dead bodies are undergoing autopsy at the hospital’s morgue.”

From the site, RAB seized 10,000 yaba pills, two firearms, 17 bullets and five bullet shells.