An alleged drug dealer was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Shibganj Upazila of Chapainawabganj on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Qaiyum, 30, son of Abdul Kuddus of Chokha Monakosha Village under Shibganj.With this death, the number of the deceased rose up to 160 during the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotics drives. Most of them were killed in “shootout” with police and Rab.
‘Drug pusher’ Firoz, 28, son of late Kalim Uddin, was injured and admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and nine others arrested, as the “gunfight” took place at 2 pm.
Police said acting on a tip-off, they carried out a raid to arrest the alleged drug dealers. Sensing presence of police, they opened fire on police triggering a “gunfight”.
Later, Qaiyum and Firoz were brought to the hospital.
A police official donated blood to Qaiyum, as he was bleeding excessively, said Mojahidul Islam, superintendent of police in Chapainawabganj. After a while, Qaiyum succumbed to his wounds.
Excessive bleeding has been blamed for the death, according to RMCH source.