A suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) near Jadimora Naf Nadi at Nhilla union of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Imam Hossain, 25, son of Abdus Salam, from Jadimora area at Nhilla union of the upazila.BGB claimed that two BGB members are also injured in the gunfight.
Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Faisal Hassan Khan, commander of Teknaf-2 Battalion, said acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area this morning while a large number of Yaba pills from Myanmar entered into the Jadimora area.
Sensing presence of the elite force members, the criminals opened fire on BGB men, forcing them to fire back in self defense, triggering a gunfight, he said.
After the gunfight, the law enforcers rescued the bullet-hit body of Imam while other criminals managed to flee the scene immediately.
BGB men took the injured to Teknag Upazila Health Complex but doctors referred him to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where duty doctor declared him dead, he added.
Mohammad Faisal Hassan Khan also said, 1.20 lakh Yaba tablets, a homemade pistol, two rounds of cartridges and sharp knife were recovered from the spot.