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‘Gunfights’ leave 5 dead in 3 districts

Published : Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 667
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Five people, including two Rohingyas, were killed in 'gunfights' in Cox's Bazar, Pabna and Jashore early Tuesday.
Our Cox's Bazar correspondent reported that two Rohingya 'human traffickers' were killed in an alleged gunfight with police on Marine Drive Road in Teknaf's Shamlarpur area around 2:00am.
The deceased were identified as Azim Uddin, 22, son of Abdur Rahim of number 23 Rohingya camp in Shamlarpur; and Abdus Salam, 52, son of Rahim Ali, of number 15 Rohingya camp in Jamtoli area of Ukhiya.
Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station, said a police team, acting on a tip-off, raided the area. As soon as the team reached the spot, the criminals opened fire, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, the OC claimed. The two Rohingyas were killed on the spot. Police seized two firearms and five bullets from the spot, the OC said, adding that four policemen were also injured.
In Cox'Bazar Sadar upazila, suspected drug trader Sayedul Mostafa Bulu, 44, son of Jahir Hazi Pahartoli area, was killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Katapahar 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.
Mostofa was wanted in several cases, he said.
In Pabna, Alleged robber Md Hafizur Rahman Titas, 38, a resident of Basher Bada village, was killed in a 'gunfight' with police in Sara Jhaudia area of Ishwardi upazila around 2:30am, reports Our correspondent
Police arrested Titas from Piyarpur intersection and later conducted a drive in the area around 2:30am to catch other members of the gang.
The robbers opened fire as soon as police reached the place, triggering a gunfight.
Titash sustained a bullet wound in the chest when he tried to flee. He was taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead.
Our Jashore Correspondent add: A robber was killed in a 'gunfight' with police on Jashore-Magura road in Nongarpur area around 3:00am, said Samir Kumar Sarker, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.  Police recovered a one-shooter gun, three bullets and several sharp weapons from the spot.

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