Rohingya drug dealer killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Our Correspondent

22 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

COX’S BAZAR: A suspected rohingya Yaba trader was killed in a gunfight with the member of Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Adham, 22, son of Abul Hossain, a resident of Konapara Rohingya Shibir of Naikhongchari upazila. The gunfight took place at Myanmar border line at the 34th BGB outpost in Cox’s Bazar.

Acting on a tip of, a team of BGB under Leda BOP took position at South Baishphandi Makkartila in Ghumdhum Union of Naikhongchari upazila, said Lt. Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, captain of BGB-34. When, a group of 10-12 people coming towards Bangladesh through the hilly area, the team challenged them, he said.

When the team approached to the gang, they opened fire on the BGB members and injured few personnel that forcing them to fire back, he added. After the gunfight, they rescued Yaba trader with bullet injury and took him to Ukhia Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, Lt. Colonel Ali Haider said.