‘Miscreant’ killed in Gazipur ‘gun battle’ with police

Drug peddler killed in RAB gunfight
Drug peddler killed in RAB gunfightDrug peddler killed in RAB gunfight

A suspected miscreant was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Kaliakoir upazila of the district early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Leon Siddique, 38, son of Shafiuddin Siddique of Safipur of the upazila.
Kaliakoir police officer-in-charge Alamgir Hossain said that police arrested Leon from Konabari in Gazipur city on Monday over a case.
Based on information extracted from him, a team of police conducted drives at different places of Kaliakoir early Tuesday to recover firearms and drugs, he said.
As the policemen reached Sinabaha, a group of miscreants who were staying there opened fire on them forcing the law enforcers to retaliate, he said.
Leon was caught in the line of fire as he tried to flee while his cohorts managed to flee, the OC said.
The alleged miscreant was taken to Kaliakoir Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, he said, adding that five policemen were also injured in the gun battle.
Besides, police recovered a pistol and three bullets from the spot, Alamgir said, adding that around 17 cases were pending against Leon on different charges, including murder and extortion.