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Two rohingyas among 4 killed in ‘gunfights’

Two rohingyas among 4 killed in ‘gunfights’


Four suspected criminals were killed in reported gunfights with Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and police in Cox's Bazar, Mymensingh and Joypurhat districts early Friday.

In Cox’s Bazar, two Rohingya suspected drug dealers were killed in a reported gunfight with BGB at Hoaikyang area adjacent to Naf river in Teknaf.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Hasim and Nur Kamal, residents of Balukhali Rohingya Camp of Ukhia upazila in the district.

On information that a consignment of Yaba tablets will be smuggled from Myanmar through Naf river, a team of BGB conducted a drive there early this morning.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, a group of gang opened fire on the team, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, said Teknaf-2 BGB commanding officer Foysal Hasan.

Later, the BGB found bullet-hit Hasim and Kamal on the spot and took him to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where the on duty doctor declared them dead.

Around 50,000 Yaba tablets, a locally made gun and two machetes were recovered from the spot.

Three BGB men were also injured during the gunfight, BGB claimed.

In Mymensingh, Abdul Motaleb, 42, member of an inter-district robber gang, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with DB police at Rasulpur in Gafargaon upazila, reports UNB.

Police said he was wanted in seven robbery cases.

Tipped off that a group of robbers were preparing to commit robbery, a team DB police conducted a drive in the area around 12:30 am, said Shah Kamal Akond, officer-in-charge of DB police.

As police confronted the criminals, they opened fire on police fearing danger which prompted police to take action that triggered  the ‘gunfight’, leaving Motaleb injured.

Later, he was taken to local hospital where doctors declared him dead.

One pipegun, 15 cartridges, 20 shells of bullets were recovered from the spot.

In Joypurhat, a suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Bhutgari village in Panchbibi upazila.

The deceased was identified as Aminul Islam alias Casset, 45,a resident of Piara village in the upazila. He was wanted in eight criminal cases including that of abduction, said police.

Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area where a gang of kidnappers gathered early in the morning.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back that triggered  the gunfight.

At one stage, Aminul was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries.

Later, he was taken to local hospital where doctors declared him dead.





One pistol and seven bullets were recovered from the spot.

ALM

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