Five killed in ‘gunfights’

15 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Five people, including two Rohingya men, were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in Cox’s Bazar, Pabna and Jashore on early Tuesday, reports UNB.

In Cox’s Bazar, two Rohingya ‘human traffickers’ were killed in a gunfight with police on Marine Drive Road in Teknaf’s Shamlarpur area at 2:00am.

The deceased were identified as Azim Uddin, 22, son of Abdur Rahim, resident of number 23 Rohingya camp in Shamlarpur; and Abdus Salam, 52, son of Rahim Ali, resident of number 15 Rohingya camp in Jamtoli area of Ukhiya.

A police team raided the area acting on a tip-off, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station. As soon as the team reached the spot, the criminals opened fire, triggering a gunfight, the OC claimed.

The two men were killed on the spot. Police recovered two firearms and five bullets from the spot, the OC said, adding that four policemen were also injured.

In the Sadar upazila, suspected drug trader Sayedul Mostafa Bulu, 44, son of Jahir Hazi, resident of Pahartoli area, was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Katapahar in the early morning.

Police recovered 400 Yaba pills, a light gun and two cartridges from the spot, said Faird Uddin Khandaker, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

Mostofa was accused in several cases, he said.

In Pabna, suspected robber Md Hafizur Rahman Titas, 38, a resident of Basher Bada village, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Sara Jhaudia area of Ishwardi upazila around 2:30am.

Police arrested Titas from Piyarpur intersection and later, conducted a drive in the area around 2:30am to catch other members of the gang.

The robbers opened fire as soon as police reached the place, triggering a gunfight.

Titash received a gunshot wound to the chest when he tried to flee. He was taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex where doctors pronounced him dead.

In Jashore, a robber was killed in a gunfight with police on Jashore-Magura road in Nongarpur area around 3am, said Samir Kumar Sarker, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.

The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Police recovered a one-shooter gun, three bullets and several sharp weapons from the spot.