Four Rohingya ‘robbers’ killed in ‘gunfight’

Our Correspondent

27 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

COX’S BAZAR: Four alleged Rohingya robbers including two brothers of notorious Rohingya robber Hakim were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Cox’s Bazar district on Friday.

The deceased were identified as Hakim’s brothers Bashir Ahmed and Md Hamid, and his associates Md Rafiq and Roinga.

Additional Superintendent of Police Md Iqbal Hossain of the district said on information that robber Hakim and his gang members were staying in the ‘Hwaikyang Chakmarkul’ area of Teknaf-Ukhiya border for trading firearms and Yaba, a team of police raided the area on Friday afternoon.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them prompting to retaliate with bullet that triggered a gunfight, the police officer said. At one stage, criminals fled the scene. Later, four bullet-hit bodies were recovered from the spot, he said.

However, Hakim also managed to flee the spot. A total of four guns, 20 rounds of bullet and 40,000 pieces of Yaba pill were recovered from the spot after the gunfight.

Several members of police were also injured during the gunfight, said the police officer.

The deceased robbers were residents of different Rohingya camps under the Teknaf upazila and accused of different cases filed for rape, robbery and murder, he added.

Mentionable, Hakim’s gang kidnapped seven local people in the last several months and two of them were also killed brutally.

Police were searching for him following the incidents.