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2 Rohingyas among 3 killed in separate ‘gunfights’

  • Published at 11:14 am September 27th, 2019
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Police recovered drugs and weapons from the spots

Three people, including two Rohingyas, have been killed in separate gunfights in Cox’s Bazar and Mymensingh districts.

Both the incidents occurred early Friday.

In Cox’s Bazar, two suspected Rohingya drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) at Jaliapara Point in Hnila union of Teknaf upazila.

The deceased were identified as Dusto Mohammad, 18, and Dil Mohammad, 17, both from Akyab district of Myanmar.

BGB 2 Captain Lt Col Faisal Hasan Khan said: “Acting on a tip-off, we reached the spot and the drug traders open fired at us. We fired back in self-defense, triggering a gunfight.

“Later, the two bodies were recovered from the spot and sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.”

The incident also left three BGB members injured. A case has been filled under Teknaf police station in this regard.

Police also recovered 70,000 yaba pills, a local gun and a sharp weapon from the spot.

In Mymensingh, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Nalkakra of Tarakanda upazila.

The deceased was identified as Abdul Karim, 45, who was wanted in 15 criminal cases, reports UNB.

Tarakanda police station Officer-in-Charge Shah Kamal Akand (OC) said: "Tipped off that some drug traders had gathered in the area for illegal activities, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 2:30 am.

"Realizing our presence, the criminals opened fire on, forcing police to retaliate in self-defense."

The OC continued: "After a brief gunfight, police recovered the body of Karim from the spot while the others managed to flee the scene."

One pipe gun and 200gm of heroin were also recovered from the spot, he added.