‘Drug trader’ killed in Mymensingh gunfight after arrest
Published: 09:33 AM, 28 April 2018
A suspected drug trader was killed in a gunfight with Detective Branch (DB) of police in Kala Bazar area of Mymensingh district town early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Kala Chand. Police claimed that he was a drug trader in the area. However, the police didn`t reveal details information about Kala Chand.
Police recovered a sharp weapon and two bullet shells from the spot.
According to a police source, a team of DB police in a drive arrested Kala Chand along with 50 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets and a sharp weapon from Patgudam area around 2 am.
Later, the team conducted another drive on Alia Madrasa road in the area around 2:30 am along with Kala Chand to arrest his associate Siraj.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, a gang of drug traders, numbering 7-8, tried to snatch Kala Chand and opened fire on police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gun battle.
Kala Chand received a bullet on his chest and got injured critically during the gunfight. Later, he was taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Ashikur Rahman, officer-in-charge of district DB police confirmed the information.
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