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Drug suspect killed in alleged shootout with police in Rajshahi

  • Rajshahi Correspondent
    Published: 2019-02-11 15:25:27 BdST


A suspect in over 10 drug-related cases has been killed in an alleged shootout with police in Rajshahi.

The shootout occurred in the Charghat Upazila in the wee hours of Monday, said Abdur Razzak, the district’s assistant superintendent of police.  

The deceased has been identified as 45-year-old Fazlul Hoque, a resident of Charghat Upazila’s Raotha.

“Two gangs of drug traffickers engaged each other in a gunfight over territorial control early on Monday. Police reached the scene after being tipped off and fired 10 shotgun rounds to bring the situation under control,” said Razzak.

“The others fled but Fazlul was found wounded at the scene. He was rushed to the Charghat Upazila Health Complex, where doctors declared him dead.”

Police recovered a firearm, a round of bullets and 55 bottles of the banned cough syrup Phensedyl, said Razzak.

The body has been sent to the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital morgue for a post-mortem.

Five police personnel were also injured in the gunfight, he added.