A police officer was allegedly stabbed to death by a suspected drug addict in the Shahebganj area of Rangpur city on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Peyarul Islam, 35, originally from Mogolhati in Lalmonirhat district.
Shawkat Ali Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Haragachha Police Station, said a police team, led by sub-inspector Peyarul, raided the area around 3.30 am on a tip-off about the presence of drug addicts there.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the drug addicts tried to escape in the dark.
Peyarul managed to nab one of them, identified as Palash, but the latter stabbed him multiple times, leaving him critically injured.
The officer was rushed to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries around 11.45 am.
Palash has been arrested, Shawkat said.
Source: United News of Bangladesh