A man was killed in what the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) called a gunfight in Keshabpur of Panchbibi upazila in Joypurhat early Wednesday.
Deceased Sohel Rana, 42, son of a certain Solaiman Sardar of Uttar Gopalpur village in the upazila, was a drug trader, claimed the RAB, reports UNB.
Tipped off, a team of RAB conducted a raid in the area around 2:30am, assistant superintendent of police Azmal Hossain, camp commander of RAB-5 said.
Sensing presence of the law enforcement, the criminals opened fire on them, forcing the RAB members to fire back in self-defence, he added.
At one stage, Sohel caught in the line of fire and died on the spot. Two RAB men sustained injuries during the gunfight, the ASP said.
A pistol, bullets, a magazine, three SIM cards, two mobile phone sets and 60 bottles of phensidyl were recovered from the spot.
Sohel was wanted in eight/ ten cases, said the RAB official.
Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.