‘Drug trader’ killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’

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Staff Reporter:A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Kalibari Bylane area of the city early Sunday.

The deceased Sharifur Rahman Sharif, 32, son of late Nazim Uddin of Krishtopur in the city, was accused in seven cases.

Being informed that a gang of drug traders gathered in the area to handle drugs, a team of police conducted drive around 1:45 am, said Shah Kamal Akand, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch of police.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the drug traders hurled brick chips towards police, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.

After the gunfight, police rescued Sharif with bullet wounds.

Later, the injured was taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Two policemen were injured, claimed the official adding that they recovered 100 pieces of Yaba tablet and five-kilogramme hemp from the spot.
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