‘Robber’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

21 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Magnama in Pekua upazila early Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Mohammad Badsha, son of Abul Kashem of Tekpara area, reports UNB.

Tipped-off, a team of Rab conducted a drive in the area around 4 am, said Didarul Islam, sub-inspector of Pekua Police Station.

Sensing presence of the elite force members, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.

Badsha was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee the scene.

Police recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Badsha was wanted in several cases including of robbery, said police.

A number of arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot.