03 August 2021

Two Rohingya men among 3 killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfights’

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Three people, including two Rohingya men, were killed in two reported gunfights in the Sadar and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district early Tuesday.

The Rohingya who were alleged to be human traffickers were killed in a gunfight with police on the Marine Drive Road in Teknaf’s Shamlarpur around 2am.

The deceased were identified as Azim Uddin, 22, son of Abdur Rahim, resident of number 23 Rohingya camp in Shamlarpur area; and Abdus Salam, 52, son of Rahim Ali, resident of number 15 Rohingya camp in Jamtoli area of Ukhiya.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said a police team conducted a drive in the area acting on a tip off.

When law enforcers reached the spot, the ‘human traffickers’ opened fire on them, forcing police to fire back that triggered a gunfight, the OC claimed.

The Rohingya men were killed on the spot.

Police recovered two firearms and five bullets from the spot, the OC said, adding that the gunfight also left four policemen injured.

In the Sadar upazila, suspected drug trader Sayedul Mostafa Bulu, 44, son of Jahir Hazi, resident of Pahartoli area, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Katapahar in the early morning.

Police recovered 400 Yaba pills, a light gun and two cartridges from the spot, said Faird Uddin Khandaker, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said, adding that Mostofa was accused in several cases.

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