A suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Whykang area of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday morning.
The deceased was identified as Md Hosson, son of Anu Mia, hailing from Paschim Satghoria village at Whykang area of the upazila.Police claimed that three members of law enforcers named Ahid Ullah, sub-inspector (SI), constables Sajib and Monir Hossain also injured in the gunfight.
Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station, said on secrete information a team of law enforcers conducted an anti-drug operation in the village of Paschim Satgharia at Whykang area of the upazila.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering a gunfight, he said.
At one stage, when the drug peddlers fled the scene, the police members rescued Hossen with bullet hit from the spot, the OC said.
Later, he was admitted to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex but doctors of the health complex referred him to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital but he died on the way, Pradip Kumar said