'Drug peddler' killed in Mymensingh 'gunfight'

Kalerkantho Online   

15 October, 2018 09:59 AM

'Drug peddler' killed in Mymensingh 'gunfight'

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An alleged drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with Detective Branch (DB) of police in Sadar Upazila of Mymensingh district early Monday.

The deceased was identified as-- Payel, 29, son of Jalal, hailing from city's Purohitpara. 

Confirming the information, Mymensingh Detective Branch Officer-in-Charge, Shah Kamal Akhand said: “Being tipped-off that a group of drug traders were selling drug, a team of detectives conducted a drive to Dargapara area of the city to capture them. Sensing the presence of police, the drug peddlers opened fire on them, prompting retaliation that triggered a gunfight.”

“Police rescued the bulled-injured Payel after the gunfight and sent him to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead,” he added.

Police claimed to have recovered 100 pieces of Yaba pills and 100gm Heroin from the spot.

Payel was accused in 11 cases filed over the drug-related allegations, according to the claim of police.