A suspected ‘drug peddler’ was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between two groups of drug peddlers in Koromdi Mothpara area of Gangni upazila in Meherpur on early Wednesday. The deceased was Najmul Hossain, 28, son of Najrul Islam, a resident of village Shohratola of the upazila.
On information that two groups of drug peddlers were exchanging gunshots in the area, a team of Bamondi police camp raided there at around 1:30am, Gangni police station officer-in-charge Obaydur Rahman said.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the drug peddlers fled the scene.
Later, police found Najmul’s bullet-wound body, and sent it to Meherpur General Hospital morgue for post-mortem examinations, Obaydur added.
Police also recovered a locally made gun, 1 kg of hemp and a motorcycle from the spot.
Najmul was wanted in at least five cases, the OC added.