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Man accused in 12 cases killed in gunfight

 Cumilla Correspondent

 Published: 01:23 PM, 16 May 2019  

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A suspected drug dealer, an accused in 10-12 cases, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Satra village in Sadar Upazila of Cumilla early Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam alias Kutu, 30, son of Delwar Hossain of Satra village. 

Kotwali Model Police Station officer-in-charge Mohammad Abu Salam Miah said that they raided Shahidul’s house early in the morning.

Sensing presence of law enforcers, Shahidul and his associates opened fire on police members, forcing them to fire back, triggering a skirmish. 

After the gunfight, police arrested Shahidul with gunshot wounds from the spot and took him to Comilla Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

A barrel pistol, three cartridges and 652 pieces of Yaba tablets were recovered from the spot.