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Suspected drug peddler killed during gunfight with police in Cox's Bazar

Suspected drug peddler killed during gunfight with police in Cox's Bazar

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Jul 2020, 12:09 pm

Dhaka: A reported gunfight with the police left a suspect drug peddler killed in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar region, media reports said.

The slain person was identified as  Abul Kashem, 32.

"When we reached the place, a group of drug dealers opened fire at us," Teknaf Model police station OC Pradip Kumar Das told Dhaka Tribune.

“When retaliated, the drug dealers fled the scene and we found the injured man with a bullet wound.”

“Critically injured Kashem died on the way to the Cox's Bazar General Hospital after being referred there from the upazila hospital, added the OC.

The police official said 10,000 yaba pills, a locally made weapon and five-rounds of bullets were recovered from the spot.

“Three policemen were also injured in the gunfight," said OC Pradip.