Chattogram gunfight kills 1
Published : Friday, 12 October, 2018 at 10:46 AM Count : 302
A suspected drug trader was killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Chattogram on Thursday night.
Deceased Ashim Roy Babu, 29, was a resident of Banshkhali upazila of the district.
With this, the number of deaths in anti-drugs crackdown stood at 235 across the country since May 12.
Tipped off, a team of Rab -7 conducted a drive in Panchlaish area to arrest some drug traders around 11:45 pm, said Mimtanur Rahman, assistant director (media) of Rab-7.
During the drive, the elite force members gave a signal to a private car to stop but passengers of the car opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, UNB reports.
At one stage, Ashim Babu caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the two other passengers of the car drove the car away leaving behind his body.
Shafayet Jamil Fahim, squadron leader of Rab-7, suffered bullet wounds during the incident and he was taken to Chattogram Combined Military Hospital.
One pistol and huge drugs were recovered from the spot.