Suspected drug trader’ killed in Shariatpur ‘gunfight’

Shariatpur, Sept 4– A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with Detectives at Chhoygaon village of Sadar Upazila early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Md Sumon Pahar, accused in 11 cases including drug and extortion. The Officer-in-charge Md Azhar Ali, of district DB police, said on information a team of DB led by him conducted a drive at the village around 2:30 am.
When the DB team reached, the gang hurled crude bombs and open fire on them forcing them to retaliate, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, police said they rescued Sumon with bullet injured from the spot.
Later, he was rushed to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead. Three policemen were also injured.
Police recovered 51 Yaba tablets, 1kg hemp, 6 crude bombs and a motorcycle from the spot.