A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Chandmari in Narail early Saturday, reports UNB .
The deceased could not be identified yet. Police said they, on information, conducted the drive in the area around 3:00am.
Sensing presence of the police, the drug traders opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, police recovered the bullet-hit body from the spot. Besides, five policemen were injured in the gunfight.
Later, police recovered a pipe gun, one bullet and some drugs from the spot. The law enforcement’s versions of the incident, however, could not be verified independently.
With the latest death, at least 124 people were killed in ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.