Drug peddler killed in Chuadanga gunfight

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Chuadanga, April 13:  A suspected top drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Sadar  upazila of Chuadanga early Saturday.The deceased identified as Ruhul Amin (48), son of late Mofiz Uddin of Shantipara in Chuadanga municipality area.

Abu Jihad Fakhrul Alam Khan, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the incident took place around 2:00am.

At one stage, he said, Ruhul was caught in the line of fire and suffered bullet wounds.

Later, he was taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Three policemen were also injured in the incident, the OC added.

One pipe-gun, bullets and a sack of  phensidyls were recovered from the spot.

Mahbubur Rahman, police super of Chuadanga district said at least 16 cases were filed by the narcotics department against Ruhul Amin.