‘Drug trader’ killed in Tongi ‘gunfight’

Sun Online Desk

1st June, 2021 10:04:06 AM printer

‘Drug trader’ killed in Tongi ‘gunfight’

A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Gazipur’s Tongi area on Monday night.

The deceased was identified as Rokon Shikder, 33, from Haji Mazar slum of Tongi.

Acting on a tip-off of a drug trade, the elite force conducted a drive in the Haji Mazar slum 11:30pm. Sensing our presence, the drug dealers opened fire, prompting RAB to retaliate, RAB Legal and Media Wing Assistant Director ANM Imran Khan.

“Shikder was caught in the gunfight and died on the spot. His body was later sent to the morgue of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Hospital in Gazipur,” he said.

RAB also seized a foreign pistol, magazine, ammunition and yaba pills from the scene.

Tongi West police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shah Alam said Sikder was accused in 20 cases filed against him in different police stations.