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Two Rohingyas among 3 killed in ‘gunfights’

Published : Saturday, 14 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 164

Three people, including two Rohingyas, were killed in 'gunfights' with law enforcers in Teknaf and Kushtia early Friday.  
The deceased were identified as Abul Karim, 24, son of Jamir Ahmed, Nesar Ahmed alias Nesar 'Dacoit', 29, son of Syed Hossain of Nayapara Rohingya camp, and Sujon Malitha, 30, son of Ismail Malitha of Takimara village in Kushtia Sadar upazila
The Rohingya men were suspected of being involved in the recent murder of a Jubo League leader, Omar Faruk in Teknaf, according to police.
Our Cox's Bazar correspondent quoted officer-in-Charge Pradip Kumar Das of Teknaf Police Station as saying that police, acting on a tip-off, conducted a drive at Jadimura Hill area around 2:00am. Sensing the presence of the policemen Karim, Nsear and their cohorts opened fire, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate.
Karim and Nesar, injured in the gunfight, were arrested from the spot. they succumbed to their injuries while being taken to Sadar Hospital, the OC said. Two guns and seven bullets were recovered from the spot.
Jubo League leader Faruk, 30, was shot dead at Jadimura on August 22. His family alleged that he was picked up by a group of Rohingya men and murdered.
Five Rohingyas, suspected of being involved in the murder, have been killed in alleged shootout since then.
Bangladesh is currently hosting more than 1.1 million Rohingyas who fled their homeland in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Many Rohingyas have been accused of getting involved in criminal activities in and around the camp areas. Apart from reported attacks on police and harassment of journalists, two other locals were also killed, allegedly by Rohingyas since the 2017 influx.
Our Kushtia Correspondent reported that a suspected drug dealer was killed in an alleged gunfight involving police and two gangs of 'drug peddlers' at Mollateghoria Kanalpara in Sadar upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Sujon Malitha, 30, son of Ismail Malitha of Takimara village in the upazila. Sujon was wanted in several criminal cases, police said.
Miscreants opened fire at police as a patrol team went to the spot hearing sounds of gunshots around 2:00am that triggered a shootout, said Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Model Police Station.
Sujon's body was recovered after the gunfight, the OC added.  A pistol, a bullet, 50 bottles of phensedyl and 300 yaba pills were also recovered from the spot.

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