Two suspected drug dealers were killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Fatehpur in Feni in the early hours on Sunday. One of the deceased was identified as Mahbubul Hasan Rubel, son of Habibur Rahman of Bangura village in Cumilla. The other one was not identified till filing of the report.
RAB 7 Camp Company Captain squadron leader Shafayet Jamil Fahim confirmed the matter. He said that RAB raided an abandoned house in the rail gate area around 1:30 am on early Sunday, after being tipped off that a gang of drug dealers was there. The criminals opened fire as soon as the RAB team reached the spot, triggering a gunfight.
After the shootout, police rescued the bullet-injured duo and sent them to the Feni Sadar Hospital, where the on-duty doctors declared them dead, said Shafayet. Resident Medical Officer of Feni Sadar Hospital Dr Md Abu Taher said that the two bodies were undergoing autopsy at the hospital’s morgue.
From the site, RAB seized 10,000 yaba pills, two firearms, 17 bullets and five bullet shells, said the RAB official.