COX'S BAZAR: A suspected criminal was killed in a 'gunfight' with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the district town early hours of Saturday.
Deceased Ashraf Ali alias Ashu Ali, 25, was the son of Jafar Alam, a resident of BGB camp forest office area.Acting on tip-off, RAB-15 squadron leader Tanvir Hasan said a team of the elite force conducted a drive at Shahityik Palli Borobeel Math area at early hours.
Sensing presence of the team, the gang started opening fire. RAB members also fired back in self-defence.
Ashu was caught in the line of fire, eye witnesses said.
He was rushed to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared them dead.
An LG, shooter gun and two bullets were seized from his possessions.
A total of 12 cases including murder were filed against Ashu.