Rohingya man dies in Teknaf ‘shootout’

Our Correspondent

16 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

COX’S BAZAR: A Rohingya drug peddler was killed in a gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Teknaf upazila in the district early Friday.

The deceased was identified as Nur Kabir, 28.

Teknaf-2, BGB Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Khan said a patrol team of the BGB found some drug peddlers digging out a sack in the Keora Bagan area near Chhuri Khal in the early hours of the day. 

As the BGB-men challenged them, they tried to flee the scene with the sack.

At one stage of the chase, the drug peddlers opened fire on the BGB-men prompting them to retaliate with bullet that triggered a gunfight, he said. Later, bullet hit body of Kabir was found lying on the spot, Faisal Khan said.

He was sent to Teknaf Health Complex and later shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead. 

A total of 1.20 lakh pieces of deadly drug Yaba, a local gun and two rounds of cartridge were recovered from the spot after the gunfight, he said.

Two BGB-men were also injured during the gunfight, added the BGB officer.