RAB personnel among 3 dead in Magura as a pursuit of drug-laden pickup ends in crash

The law enforcers were chasing a pickup transporting a cache of Phensedyl to Dhaka which culminated in a fatal collision

Magura Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 9 Dec 2022, 05:16 AM
Updated : 9 Dec 2022, 05:16 AM

Three people, including Rapid Action Batallion personnel, were killed when a pickup van operated by the law enforcers collided with a vehicle carrying illegal drugs during a chase in Magura.

Another RAB officer was injured in the accident on the Magura-Jhenaidah highway in the Sadar Upazila around 5 am on Friday, according to Liakat Ali, chief of Magura Highway Police Station.

The authorities identified the dead as Omar Farul and Anisur Rahman, both of RAB-6. The other victim was the driver of the pickup that they were in pursuit of but his identity could not be confirmed immediately.

A pickup van was transporting a large amount of the banned cough syrup, Phensedyl, to Dhaka via Jhenaidah, according to Liakat. Acting on intel, the members of RAB-6 Jhenaidah camp were hot on its trail and at one point, they sideswiped the pickup before the two vehicles crashed.

They were rushed to Magura's 250-bed hospital in critical condition and were later declared dead, according to Ehsanul Haque, a physician at the facility's emergency department.

The injured RAB officer has been sent to Dhaka for advanced medical care, said Liakat.

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