‘Drug dealer’ killed in Cumilla ‘gunfight’


20th June, 2019 10:34:35 printer

‘Drug dealer’ killed in Cumilla ‘gunfight’

A suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Rajapara South Choumohoni intersection in the city early Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Tofayel, 23, son Roman alias Sabuj of South Charta area in the city. Police said he was wanted in six cases.

Tipped off, a team of police raided the area around 3am, said Mamunur Rashid, officer-in-charge of Sadar Dakkhin Police Station.

Tofayel and his associates opened fire when police approached the area, triggering a skirmish.

Tofayel sustained gunshot wounds during the ‘gunfight’. He was apprehended and taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

One Light Gun, a sharp weapon and four Yaba pills were recovered from the spot.

Four policemen were also injured in the incident, police claimed.