A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with a joint team of law enforcers at Kaptanbazar in Sadar upazila earlySaturday.
The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam Sabu, son of Badsha Miah of Ekbalia area. He was wanted in 27 drug and arms cases.
On information, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) conducted a drive in the area around 4am.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, they found Shahidul hit with bullets and took him to Cumilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.unb