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Drug trader killed in 'gunfight'

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UNB, Chuadanga :
A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Ujjalpur Field in Sadar upazila early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Pappu Hossain, 30, a listed 'drug trader' and son of Bazlur Rahman of Akandabaria village in the upazila. The 'criminals' opened fire on the police during their regular patrol

in the area around 2:30 am, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, said Delwar Hossain Khan, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station. Later, police arrested Pappu with bullet wounds and took him to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead. Police recovered one shutter-gun, two bullets, four hand bombs and one sack of Phensidyl from the spot. The OC said Pappu was wanted in six cases, including that of drugs.

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