Smuggler killed in gunfight in Kushtia

IU Correspondent

A smuggler was allegedly killed early Sunday in a ‘gunfight’ between his fellows and the Border Guard Bangladesh personnel at Pragpur union under Daulutpur Upazilla in Kushtia.
The deceased was Samirul Islam, 32, and resident of village Jamalpur under Daulutpur upazila.
The BGB said they raided the village Moyrampur–Goarpara at about 1:30am when a gang was smuggling into the country a consignment of Phensedyl from India through Pragpur frontier.
The smugglers fired two bullets and blasted three crude bombs when the BGB apprehended them.
The BGB also retaliated with five bullets and the gunfight continued nearly 15 minutes, said the BGB sources.
Samirul died on the spot but his fellows managed to escape, they added.
The BGB recovered 290 bottles of Phensidyl, said the 32- BGB commander, Lt Col Qazi Arman Hossain.
The BGB troops were conducting drives across the border area, he added.
The Daulutpur police assistant super, CA Halim, said the police recovered the body at about 9:30am on Sunday and sent it to Kushtia General Hospital for autopsy.
A case was filed with the Daulutpur police, he added.

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