KUSHTIA: A suspected drug trader was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Bagoan village in Doulatpur upazila of Kushtia early Wednesday (Feb 26).
The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam alias Shahid, 34, son of Manik Ali of Jamalpur village in the upazila.
According to police, Shahid was wanted in 14 criminal cases.
Doulatpur Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) SM Arifur Rahman told Banglanews that on secret information, they conducted a drive in the area around 3am. Criminals opened fire as soon as the police team reached the spot, triggering a gunfight.
At one stage, Shahid received gunshot wounds. Later, police took him to a local hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
A pistol, two bullets and 50 bottles of Phensedyl were recovered from the spot, the OC added.
BDST: 1251 HRS, FEB 26, 2020