COX’S BAZAR: A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila of the district early Thursday (Nov 14).
The incident occurred at the hilly area near Shalbagan Rohingya camp in Nayapara of the union around 1am.
The deceased was identified as Mahmudul Hasan, 37, son of Baker Ahmed of Nayapara Rohingya camp.
Three policemen were also injured in the gunfight.
Teknaf Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Pradip Kumar Das told Banglanews that they arrested Mahmudul on Wednesday noon for possessing firearms.
Based on his information, a team of police, led by Additional Superintendent Redwan Ahmed, conducted a drive in the area along the Rohingya camp for recovering firearms.
Sensing the presence of the police team, Mahmudul’s associate opened fire, leading to a gunfight. At one stage, Mahmudul was shot while others managed to flee.
Mahmudul succumbed to his injuries while being taken to the Sadar hospital.
Four firearms, including a pistol, two magazines, 18 bullets and 13 cartridges were recovered from the scene.
BDST: 1256 HRS, NOV 14, 2019