Drug peddler killed in Natore gunfight

Drug peddler killed in Natore gunfight

Natore, Aug 1 (Just News): An alleged drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion in Baraigram upazila of Natore today.

The deceased was identified as Kabil Sheikh, 45, of the upazila, Our Natore correspondent reports quoting Major Mostafa Shibli of Crime Prevention Company (CPC)-2 of the Rab-5.

The Rab official said a team of Rab-5, who was patrolling Mohishvanga village around 1:00am, challenged a group of people over their suspicious activity.

Following their challenge, Kabil and his cohorts started firing at the elite force members, forcing them to fire back in self-defense, triggering a “gunfight”.

After a brief “gunfight”, the Rab men found bullet-hit Kabil on the spot and sent him to the local health complex, where doctors declared him dead.

Kabil was wanted in a dozen of cases, the major said adding that the gunfight also left two Rab members injured.

A foreign pistol, bullets and yaba were recovered from the scene.