Two Rohingya men killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
September 13th, 2019 at 5:05 pm
Two Rohingya men killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Dhaka – Two Rohingya men have been killed in a reported gunfight between police and a gang near a refugee camp in south-eastern Bangladesh, police said on Friday.

Officer Pradip Kuamr Das said the criminals fired their guns when police acting on information raided a den near Hnila refugee camp of Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar district early hours of Friday.

The lawmen retaliated with bullets leaving two of the criminals dead on the scene, the officer said adding that the rest of the gang members had escaped.

The deceased were identified as Md Abdul Karim, 24, and Nesar Ahmed Prakash, 27, of Nayapara Rohingya Camp in Hnila. They were accused in a case filed over murder of a local Jubo League leader, Omar Faruk.

Two policemen were also injured during the gunfight, he said.

Two locally-made firearms and seven bullets were also recovered from the scene.