A suspected drug addict stabbed a police officer to death in the Shahebganj area of Rangpur city on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Peyarul Islam, 35, hailed from Mogolhati in Lalmonirhat district.
Shawkat Ali Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Haragachha Police Station, confirmed the matter.
Being informed about the presence of drug addicts in the area, a team led by assistant sub-inspector Peyarul, raided there around 3:00 am, he said.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the drug addicts tried to flee the scene, he also said.
Peyarul managed to nab one of them, he said, adding but the drug addict stabbed him multiple times, leaving him critically injured.
The police officer was rushed to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries around 12:00 noon.
BDST: 1942 HRS, SEP 25, 2021