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2 killed in ‘gunfight’ in 2 districts

  • Published at 06:44 pm November 15th, 2019
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Six people were injured in the incidents

Two people have been killed in separate "gunfights" in two districts.

In Cox’s Bazar, a suspected Rohingya drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila.

The incident occurred near Leda Churikhaal area of Hinla union around 4am on Friday.

The deceased is Noor Kabir, 28, from Akeeyab district of Myanmar.

Two BGB officials were also injured during the “gunfight”. They received first aid at Teknaf Upazila Health Complex.

The law enforcement members recovered a locally made gun, two rounds of bullets, and 120,000 yaba pills from the scene. 

Confirming the matter, BGB Teknaf 2 Commanding Officer Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan said: "A team of BGB officials went for their regular patrol in Leda Churikhaal area and saw some people digging a sack out of the ground.

"Understanding the presence of the law enforcement, the miscreants opened fire at us, causing us to fire back in retaliation, triggering a gunfight," he said. 

Noor sustained bullet wounds during the gunfight, while his associates fled the scene.

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

A case is underway, the BGB official added.

In Narsingdi, a suspected leader of a gang of robbers was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Telia Shashanghat area of Shibpur upazila in the early hours of Friday.

The deceased is Razzak, 38. He was accused in 16 cases including murder, robbery with Narsingdi and Shibpur police station.

Shibpur Model police station Inspector (Investigation) Mominul Islam confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune and said: “Based on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a drive at Razzak’s residence and arrested him.” 

According to information provided by Razzak about his associates, police raided the Telia Shashanghat area. At that time, becoming aware of police presence, Razzak’s associates opened fire, forcing police to fire back in self-defense, he said.

Razzak along with a sub-inspector and two constables were injured in the gunfight, claimed police.

The injured were taken to Narsingdi District Hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared Razzak dead.

Inspector Mominul further said that police recovered a pistol, five bullets and four machetes from the spot.