A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported ‘gunfight’ with law enforcers in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Rasel Mahmud (36), son of Fayez Ahmed, a resident of Uttar Lkhangona area in Narayanganj.The gunfight took place at Howaikong Union's Daingakata area of the Upazila.
Police claimed that four policemen were also injured in the gunfight.
The injured were identified as Borhan Uddin, sub-inspector (SI) of Whitekong police outpost, Costable Habib Hossen, Shajib Sarker and Tuhin Hasan.
Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Model Police Stations said a team of Teknaf Model police station conducted a drive at Howaikong Union's Daingakata area.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers Rasel and his associate opened fire on them forcing them to retaliate in self defence which triggered a gun battle, the OC said.
Bullet hit Rasel was found lying on the ground after the gunfight and was taken to Teknaf Upazila Health complex where duty doctor referred him to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for better treatment but Rasel was died on the way to hospital, he said.Rasel was a listed drug dealer, he added.
A local made pistol, five rounds of cartridges and 5,000 pieces of Yaba were recovered from the scene, he added.