Drug peddler’ killed in Sherpur ‘gunfight’

A suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Dhopaghat area of Sadar upazila early Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Ruhul Amin Ripon, 30, son of Kalu Mia of Mirganj of the district town.

Superintendent of Police of the district Ashraful Azim said police were conducting drives to arrest offenders who previously hacked a man in Gouripur area.

During a drive at Dhopaghat, miscreants fired gunshot on police around 3am while law enforcers also retaliated.

After the gunfight, police recovered Ripon’s body, a pipe gun and 60 Yaba tablets from the spot, he said, claiming that four policemen were also injured in the incident.