DHAKA: A man, accused in 19 cases, was killed in an alleged gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Khilkhet of the capital early Tuesday (Jan 21).
The incident took place around 2:15 am in Barua area.
The deceased identified as Anwar Hossain, 34, was an accused in 18 drug-related cases and one rape case.
ASP Kamruzzaman, company commander of RAB-1, said tipped off that a gang of drug peddlers gathered in the area, a Rab team rushed there around 2:10am.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the drug peddlers opened fire on the law enforcers forcing them to fire back in self-defence, he added.
Later, Anwar Hossain’s body was recovered from the spot.
1,950 pieces of Yaba pills, four shooter-guns and 34 cartridges wre also recovered from the scene, Kamruzzaman said.
BDST: 1301 HRS, JAN 21, 2020