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Rohingya man shot dead in Ukhiya

Rohingya man shot dead in Ukhiya

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COX’S BAZAR: A Rohingya young man was shot to death and another injured reportedly by some miscreants over establishing supremacy at Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Friday.

The incident took place at a hill between E-14 and 15 block of Shafiullah Kata Rohingya Camp No-15 under Palongkhali union of the upazila.

The deceased was identified as Md Rezwan, 24, son of Hasu Mia, a resident of shelter House No-119 at F-6 block in the camp.

Quoting locals, Armed Police Battalion (APBn)-8 Captain Additional Deputy Inspector General Md Amir Jafar said a group of 10-12 ARSA members opened fire on two Rohingya men in the early morning, leaving the duo critically wounded on the spot.

Locals rescued them and took to local MSF Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared Rezwan dead.

The injured was identified as Ayas, 22, son of Md Nijam, a resident of E-8 block in the camp.

APBn officials said being informed, additional police were sent to the spot and they brought the situation under control.

“The actual reason behind the killing would not be known immediately but establishing supremacy could be the main reason behind the incident,” they added.

Ukhiya Police Station officer-in-charge Sheikh Mohammad Ali said police recovered the body and sent it to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy.