Dhaka, 22 May, Abnews: Six more alleged drug peddlers were killed in Comilla, Jamalpur, Kushtia, Rangpur and Gaibandha early Wednesday.
Among the six, two were killed in Kushtia whereas one each were killed in the rest of the districts.
With these deaths, a total of at least 47 people have been killed in ‘gunfights’ across the country since May 12.
In Rangpur, Shaheen (45), an alleged drug peddler and son of Shahidur alias Sirajul Islam of Abhirampur Sukanchaki village in the city was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Hazirhat Bridge area in the city around 2am.
In Jamalpur, an unidentified drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Sankanda in the municipality area, said Nasimul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
In Comilla, Nurul Absar Isa, a top listed drug peddler was killed in reported gunfight between his cohorts and police in Gumti embankment area of Adarsha Sadar upazila early Wednesday.
In Gaibandha, Raju Mia, a listed drug peddler and son of Abdul Jabbar of Raigram in Palashbari upazila, was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Bisramgacchi village in the upazila early in the morning.
In Kushtia, Fatik alias Gaffar (37), an alleged drug peddler, was killed in a reported gunfight at Lahini Para area in the district town.
Besides, Liton Sheikh (40), son of Golbar Sheikh of Naudapara village, was killed in the gunfight that took place near Hawakhali Brick Kiln filed in the upazila early in the morning, said Aminul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bheramara Police Station.
Rapid Action Battalion began an anti-narcotics drive on May 4 while the police launched a nationwide 10-day special crackdown on drug dealers on the first day of Ramadan on May 18.