Two Rohingyas among three killed in ‘gunfight’
COX'S BAZAR, Sept 19: Three suspected criminals, including two Rohingyas, were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Baharchhara in Teknaf upazila early Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Jamil, 20, son of Fazal Ahmed, Asmat Ullah, 21, son of Nabi Hossain of Ukhiya's Balukhali camp and Mohammad Rafique, 24, son of Mohammad Ali of Teknaf upazila.
Pradip Kumar Das, Officer-in-Charge of Teknaf Model Police Station, said the criminals, wanted in several cases, were arrested on Wednesday.
Police have identified the dead men as Md Jamil, Asmat Ullah and Md Rafiq. All three were marked robbers and were implicated
in several cases, involving murder, robbery, hijacking and kidnapping, according to police. They are absconding in these cases, said police.
Md Jamil, Asmat Ullah, and Md Rafiq were arrested from Teknaf's Shamlapur area on Wednesday night, said OC Pradip. Based on their confessions, police later launched a drive in Shamlapur Dhala area with the miscreants in tow to retrieve weapons and loots.
"When police reached the area, their associates tried to snatch them away by opening fire on police, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate. The bullet-ridden bodies of Jamil, Asmat and Rafiq were found on the spot at the end of the gunfight."
The men were recovered and taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor recommended their transfer to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital. They were declared dead by the emergency department doctor after their bodies arrived at the hospital.
Police have recovered three guns, six bullets and eight bullet shells from the spot, said the OC.