Published : Friday, 15 September, 2023 at 9:44 AM Count : 654
Two Rohingyas were reportedly shot dead during a gunfight between two armed groups at Ukhiya camp in Cox’s Bazar on Thursday afternoon over establishing supremacy in the refugee camp.
The deceased were Shamshu Alam ,23, son of Abdul Hamid of Camp No. 7 and Nur Mohammad ,17, son of Salim of D-4 block of Camp-2/E.
Sheikh Mohammad Ali, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ukhiya police station, said the incident took place around 4:30 pm when a group of people numbering 30 to 40 opened fire at play ground in Ukhiya’s Palang Khali Camp-6, leaving Nur dead on the spot and Shamshu critically injured. He was taken to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital where he died.
The bodies have been kept to the hospital morgue for autopsy, he said.
He said they suspected that the incident occurred to establish supremacy in the refugee camp.
Members of law enforcement agencies are working to arrest those involved in the murder, added the OC.