Rohingya man dies in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Thursday, 14 November 2019

A Rohingya man, accused in several criminal cases, was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Shalbagan in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on early Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Mahmudul Hasan, 37, son of Baker Ahmed of Nayapara Rohingya camp, reports UNB.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said they arrested Mahmudul on Wednesday noon for possessing firearms.

After interrogation, a team of police, led by Additional Superintendent Redwan Ahmed, conducted a drive around 1:00am in the area along the Rohingya camp for recovering firearms.

When the police team reached the area, Mahmudul’s associate opened fire, leading to a gunfight.

At one stage, Mahmudul was shot while others managed to flee. He succumbed to his injuries while being taken to the Sadar hospital.

Three policemen were also injured in the gunfight.

Four firearms, including a pistol, two magazines, 18 bullets and 13 cartridges were recovered from the spot.