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4 killed in ‘gunfights’ in 3 districts

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Police recovered weapons, firearms, bullets, and drugs from the scenes

Four men including two siblings have been killed in reported gunfights in Meherpur, Gazipur, and Chittagong on Friday.

In Meherpur, a suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight between two rival drug gangs in Gangni upazila of Meherpur. 

The incident occurred in Kazipur village, along the border of the upazila at around 2:30am on Friday.

The deceased is Enamul Haque, 42, from Kazipur, confirmed Gangni police station Officer-in-Charge Obaidur Rahman to Dhaka Tribune.

He said, based on a tip-off about a gunfight, when the police force arrived at the scene, the suspected drug dealers escaped, leaving behind a bullet-riddled body.

“We also found a pistol, two bullets, and 1kg of marijuana at the crime scene. We later identified the deceased as Enamul, with the help of the locals,” the OC said.

Enamul was accused in six cases—including matters of drugs, and extortion—with Gangni police station, the police official added.

In Gazipur, a suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Dumbarichala in Sreepur upazila in the early hours of Friday.

The deceased Babul Mia, 28, was a noted drug dealer, and he was wanted in 24 cases.

RAB Assistant Superintendent of Police Kamruzzaman confirmed and said: “During a drive in the area, Babul was injured in a gunfight with the elite force around 3am.”

He was taken to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.

RAB also recovered a firearm, bullets, and 5,000 yaba pills from the spot.

In Chittagong, two siblings were killed in a reported gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong on Friday afternoon.

The deceased Md Zafar alias Zafar Member, 48, and his younger brother Khalilur Rahman, 45, were noted criminals, accused in multiple cases, said RAB sources.

According to RAB 7 sources, The gunfight ensued when a team of the elite force conducted a drive to arrest Zafar Member in Saral union, ward number 2, of the upazila around 2pm.

When the team reached the place, the men opened fire, forcing RAB to retaliate, triggering a gunfight. Later, two bullet-riddled bodies were found lying at the spot.

RAB 7 Assistant Director (Media) Masuqur Rahman said: “Zafar was accused in 30 cases, while his younger brother Khalilur was accused in eight cases.

"Eight firearms, 50 rounds of bullet, and some locally made weapons were recovered from the spot."

The bodies were sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital for autopsy.