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Rohingya among 2 killed in Teknaf 'gunfight'

  • Published at 11:11 am October 12th, 2019

Police recovered eight live cartridges and 5,000 yaba pills from the spot

Two suspected drug traders, including a Rohingya man, have been killed in a reported gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.

The incident occurred near Parjatan Bazar Uttar Mali hill area in Teknaf sadar union around 4am on Saturday.

The deceased are -- Ahmed Hossain, 45, from Hatiyar Ghona area of Teknaf sadar union, and Abdur Rahman, 46, a Rohingya man residing in the Nayapara refugee camp.

Three policemen -- Sub-Inspector (SI) Md Babul, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Wahid and Constable Malekul -- were also injured in the incident, Teknaf model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Pradip Kumar Das told Dhaka Tribune.

He said: "Based on a tip-off, we conducted a drive and arrested Hossain and Rahman, whose names were mentioned in a list drawn up by the Home Ministry, naming the top drug traders and those wanted in several drugs cases.

"After primary interrogation, we found information that they were in possession of numerous illegal weapons and drugs. Therefore, we conducted a drive in the area at night for seizing the contraband items, taking the duo along with us."

When the police force arrived at the base of the hill, Hossain and Rahman's associates opened fire at them, forcing the police to retaliate thus triggering a gunfight, the OC added.

He also said both Hossain and Ahmed were caught in the line of fire and severely injured. 

They were taken to the emergency unit of Teknaf Sadar Hospital, but later shifted to Cox's Bazar for better treatment. However, the on-duty doctors there declared them dead. Their bodies have been kept at the hospital for autopsy.

Police recovered eight rounds of live cartridges and 5,000 yaba pills from the spot. 

OC Das said: "A case has been filed in this regard."

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