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A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Dharmapur in the suburb area of the district town on Tuesday night.
The deceased was identified as Mohammad Sumon alias Lal Sumon, a listed criminal and son of Manu Mia of Kathaltala village in the upazila, reports UNB.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-7 conducted a drive at Kabiraj Dighi around 9 pm, said Squadron Leader Shafayat Jamil, commanding officer of Rab-7.
Sensing the presence of the elite force, the criminals opened fire on Rab members, prompting them to take action.
At one stage, the Rab members arrested Sumon with bullet injuries and took to Feni Sadar Hosptial where the doctors declared him dead.
Nazmul Hasan, a resident medical officer of Feni Sadar Hospital said the Rab member brought Sumon dead here.
Rashed Khan Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Feni Model Police Station, said Sumon was wanted in 14 cases including those of drugs.
Three firearms and 4,000 pieces of Yaba tablets were recovered from the spot.