Two more suspected drug traders were killed in a reported ‘gunfight’ with detectives in Kalibari Lane area in Mymensingh town early today.
With the latest incident, the number of deaths in the ongoing anti-drug drive has risen to 145 in last 29 days.
The deceased were identified as Rony Mia, 30, son of Mamun Mia of Krishtopur area and Anwar Hossain alias Anar, 38, son of Siraj Ali of Bashbari Colony.
Being informed that a gang of drug traders gathered in an abandoned house to share drug money, a team of detective conducted a drive there, said Ashiku Rahman, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch of district police.
Sensing the presence of DB police, the gang fired gunshots at them, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate in ‘self-defence’ which led to the gun battle, the OC said.
After the gunfight, law enforcers found two drug traders as bullet-hit.
Later, they were rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared them dead.
Two policemen were injured during the incident, the OC added.
Police also recovered 1750 pieces of Yaba tablets, three rounds of bullet shells and a foreign pistol from the spot.