An alleged drug peddler was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the members of Rapid Action Battalion in Poschim Nobodanga Kashiyadanga area of Rajshahi city early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Abul Hassan alias Hassan Ghotial, an alleged drug trader.
Acting on a tip-off, Rab conducted a drive to capture Hassan and his associates around 12:30am, According to Rab sources.
Sensing law enforcers’ presence, Hassan and his cohorts opened fire at them, prompting a retaliation that triggered a “gunfight”.
At one stage, Hassan was caught in the line of fire. The others managed to flee.
Rab also recovered a magazine, one bullet, and some sharp weapons from the spot.