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Two suspected drug dealers killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 10:51 am October 17th, 2019
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The incident occurred in Whykong union's Satgharia hilly area

Two suspected drug dealers were killed in a reported gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

The incident occurred in Whykong union's Satgharia hilly area around 4am on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as Ziabul Haque Babul, 30, son of Shamsul Alam of Kanchanpara area of Whykong union, and Azim Ullah, 46, son of Kefayet Ullah of Shilkhali area of Baharchara union.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Nihad, Sub-Inspector (SI) Sabbir, and Constables Raisul and Shukkur were also injured during the alleged gunfight.

Police recovered six guns, 36 rounds of bullets and 5,000 pieces of yaba pills from the scene.

Teknaf model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Pradeep Kumar Das confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

He said:   “Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a raid and arrested Babul, an accused in a drug case, from Teknaf’s Hnila Bazar area around 3pm on Wednesday.

“Later in the day, based on his information, our team, along with the arrestee, conducted a raid in Whykong hilly area to recover weapons and yaba pills."

He furthered: "Seeing the law enforcement arrive, some of Babul’s associates opened fire at us and tried to snatch him away. In retaliation, we fired back.”

Babul and Azim were suffered injuries while the others managed to flee the scene. 

They were taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex in critical condition and later transferred to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared them dead.

Later, the bodies were sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy.

A case was filed with Teknaf police station in this connection.