2 ‘drug dealers’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Staff Correspondent

18 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Two suspected drug pushers were killed in a gunfight with policemen in Hoaikong Satgharia Para under Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as Zia alias Babul, 30, son of Shamsul Alam; and Azim Ullah, 46, son of Kefayet Ullah of the upazila.

Babul was wanted for criminal activities, said police.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station, said police arrested Babul in Hinla Bazar on Wednesday afternoon.

After interrogation, a team of police took him with them during a drive to recover firearms around 4:00 am.

As soon as police got to the scene of the crime, Babul’s ‘accomplices opened fire on police and tried to snatch Babul’ triggering the ‘gunfight’, the OC said.

Babul and Azim sustained gunshot wounds during the skirmish. They were taken to a local hospital where doctors pronounced them dead.

Four policemen were ‘wounded during the shootout’, the OC said.

A shutter gun, five light guns, 36 bullets, and 5,000 Yaba pills were recovered from the spot.