A suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Whykang Dailkhal Par area of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday morning.
The deceased was identified as Nasir, 30, son of Jalal Ahmmed, hailing from Whykang Purbo Satghariapara of the upazila.Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station, said law enforcers arrested Nasir in front of Teknaf Nhilla Girls School on Saturday night.
According to his information, police launched drives at Daikhalpar area in the night. Sensing presence of law enforcers, Nasir’s associates opened fire on police forcing them to fire back in self defence, triggering a gunfight.
Later, police recovered bullet-hit Nasir and took him to Upazila Health Complex but where doctor referred him to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital but duty doctor of the hospital declared him dead on arrival, the OC added.
Three police members-- sub-inspector Ohid Ullah, Constable Abdur Shuukur and Md Hela--were injured in the gunfight, he added.
Around 10,000 pieces of Yaba, 3 local made weapons, 12 rounds of cartridges were recovered from the spot, Pradip Kumar said.