Drug war on, ‘yaba trader’ found dead

Law enforcement recovered the bullet-hit kind of a man in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga the other day, 2 days after he experienced allegedly been picked upwards by plainclothes men.

Typically the law enforcers claimed that the dead, Hridoy Hossain, 28, of Hothatpara area of the district, was a medicine trader and he might have been killed within an infighting of drug investors.

The Daily Star could not verify this claim.

Together with Hridoy, at least 152 people, who according to law enforcers were either drug dealers or peddlers, have been killed in so-called shootouts, amid the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotics drive. Most of the “gunfights” involved Rab and police.

Sukumar Biswas, officer-in-charge of Damurhuda Model Police Train station, said on being informed by locals, they retrieved the body from a roadside ditch near Darshana Rail Crossing around 11: 30am.
Your body had signifies of four bullet wounds, he said, adding, “It seems Hridoy was murdered in an infighting of drug traders”

“We are investigating”.

The OC said that Hridoy was a listed Yaba trader and was accused in 16 cases, including ones related to narcotics and mugging.

Quoting witnesses, Hridoy’s father Bachchu Mia, however, advised journalists at Chuadanga Tahu Hospital that four plainclothes men had picked upwards his son from a tea stall in Shantipara area of the upazila on Tuesday evening.

This individual had been traceless since then, he said.

Bachchu went to Damurhuda Authorities Station on Wednesday morning but police could not provide him the whereabouts of his son, he claimed.

Hridoy’s mother Shirina Khatun said her son had been associated with drug industry but he quit it two years ago.

Kamal Hossain, sub-inspector of Investigator Branch (DB) in Chuadanga, said he was unaware of the incident.

Meanwhile, twenty-four people were arrested by police in an anti-narcotics drive in Kotwali area of the capital last night.

Several hundred policemen, alongside with members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police, a special equipped force and a dog squad, conducted the 2 hour drive in Rajar Dewri, Shakhari Bazar and Sweeper Colony areas from 10: 00am, said Ibrahim Khan, deputy commissioner (Lalbagh Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Law enforcement.

Police claimed to get reclaimed 205 yaba tablets, 6th. 5kg marijuana, 50 lt of locally-made alcohol and 2, 500 small bouts of heroin in the raid.

Updated: June 22, 2018 — 5:01 am

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