Cop lynched in N'ganjas 'drug trader' dies during raid

Cop lynched in N’ganjas ‘drug trader’ dies during raid


A policeman was killed in a mass beating after an alleged drug trader drowned in a pond during a anti-narcotics drive at Noail Raisdia in Sonargaon municipality area on Wednesday.The deceased were identified as Arifuzzaman Khan, a constable of Sonargaon Police Station and son of late Bazlul Khan of Manikganj district, and drug dealer Abdul Matin, 55, son of Moslem Uddin of Noail Raisdia.

Police and locals said sub-inspector Fakhrul along with constable Arifuzzaman arrested Matin from Noail Raisdia area in the evening.However, the alleged drug dealer jumped into a pond apparently to give to cops a slip.Arifuzzaman also descended to the pond and indulged in a scuffle with Matin in the water body. At one stage, Matin drowned.Angered at the death of Matin, his relatives thrashed the policeman severely, leaving him dead on the spot.On information, additional police rushed in and took the two bodies to the police station.Officer-in-charge of Sonargaon Police Station Shah M Manjur Quader said drug trader Matin drowned in the pond after he jumped into the water body.He also claimed that Matin’s relatives beat Arifuzzaman to death after he descended to the pond to rescue Matin.


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