Suspected drug dealer killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

Suspected drug dealer killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’
Published : 17 May 2018, 11:25:32
Suspected drug dealer killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’
Rajshahi Bureau
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A suspected drug dealer was killed in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Purba Naboganga of Rajshahi city early Thursday.
 
The deceased was identified as Abul Hasan alias Hasan Ghatial, 45, a resident of Damkura area of Poba upazila.
 
On secret information, a team of RAB-5 conducted a drive in the area around 12:30 am, Deputy Commander Major SM Ashraful Islam, said.
 
Sensing presence of the team, the criminals opened fire on RAB members, forcing them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.
 
"At one stage, Hasan was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot," said an eye witness account of the scene. 
 
Hasan was wanted in 16 cases, RAB said.
 
Firearms, bullets, phensidyl and huge drugs were recovered from the spot.
 
 
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