Three killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfights’

Cox’s Bazar: Three people, including two Rohingya men, were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in the Sadar and Teknaf upazilas early Tuesday.

The Rohingya ‘human traffickers’ were killed in an alleged gunfight with police on the Marine Drive Road in Teknaf’s Shamlarpur around 2:00am, the UNB reported.

The deceased were identified as Azim Uddin, 22, son of Abdur Rahim, resident of number 23 Rohingya camp in Shamlarpur area; and Abdus Salam, 52, son of Rahim Ali, resident of number 15 Rohingya camp in Jamtoli area of Ukhiya.

A police team conducted a drive in the area acting on a tip off, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.

As soon as the team reached the spot, the ‘human traffickers’ opened fire, triggering a gunfight, the OC claimed.

The two men were killed on the spot.

Police recovered two firearms and five bullets from the spot, the OC said, adding that four policemen were also injured.

In the Sadar upazila, suspected drug trader Sayedul Mostafa Bulu, 44, son of Jahir Hazi, resident of Pahartoli area, was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Katapahar in the early morning.

Police recovered 400 Yaba pills, a light gun and two cartridges from the spot, said Faird Uddin Khandaker, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

Mostofa was accused in several cases, he said.