At least five people, two of them Rohingya men and two suspected robbers, were killed in ‘gunfights’ in Jashore, Cox’s Bazar and Pabna on Tuesday. In Cox’s Bazar, three people, including two Rohingya refugees of Myanmar, were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ at Cox’s Bazar Sadar and Teknaf upazilas early Tuesday, reports New Age Cox’s Bazar correspondent.
The Rohingya refugees from Myanmar were killed as suspected human traffickers allegedly in gunfight with police at Shamlapur Point on the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive at about 2:00 am, said police.
The killed refugees were Azim Ullah, 22, son of Abdur Rahim of Rohingya Camp No 23 at Shamlapur, Teknaf and Abdus Salam, 52, son of Rahim Ali of Rohingya Camp No 15 at Jamtoli, Ukhiya.
According to Teknaf police station officer-in-charge Pradip Kumar Das following tip-off a police team raided the area and as soon as the team reached the spot, ’human traffickers’ opened fire on them triggering a gunfight leaving the two killed on the spot and four policemen injured.
The police seized two firearms and five bullets from the spot, the OC said.
In Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila, ’suspected drug peddler’, Sayedul Mostafa Bulu, 44, son of Jahir Hazi of Pahartoli area, was killed allegedly in ’gunfight’ with the police at Katapahar in early morning.
Police seized 400 Yaba pills, a light gun and two cartridges from the spot, said Sadar police station officer-in-charge Faird Uddin Khandaker.
Mostofa was wanted in several cases, he added.
In anti-drug drive, begun by the government on May 4, 2018 at least 373 people were killed in alleged gun fights with the law enforcement agencies until May 7, according to human rights organizations.
Our Jashore correspondent reports, a suspected robber was killed allegedly in gunfight between `two gangs of robbers’ at Nangarpur village on the Jashore-Magura Road under Jashore sadar upazila at around 1:45am on Tuesday, said Apurba Hasan, officer in-charge of Kotwali police station.
The OC told New Age that the unidentified man aged about 42 was declared dead by doctors as he was rushed to Jashore General Hospital after a ’gunfight’ between two gangs of robbers at around 1:45am on Tuesday.
Safiullah Sabuj, medical officer, Jashore General Hospital, however, said the man was brought dead at the hospital.
Kotwali police sub-inspector Mahbubur Rahman said that following tip off by local people, police raided the spot and rescued the victim with bullet injuries and took him to the hospital.
Sensing presence of the police, ’robbers’ fled the scene, the SI said.
The police also seized a one shooter gun, three bullets, and three sharp weapons from the spot, he added.
In Pabna, ’suspected robber’, Md Hafizur Rahman Titas, 38, of Basher Bada, was killed allegedly in ’gunfight’ with the police at Sara Jhaudia, Ishwardi at about 2:30am, reports our correspondent in Pabna.
Officer-in-charge of Ishwardi police station Bahauddin Faruqi said that they arrested Titas from Piyarpur intersection and later, conducted a drive in the area with him to arrest his accomplices.
As soon as the police team reached the spot, associates of Titas opened fire at them triggering the gunfight, he claimed.
Titash received bullet injuries in the chest when he tried to escape, the police said, adding that he was taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex where doctors pronounced him dead.
The OC said Titas was wanted in at least 17 cases of robberies, extortions and drug smuggling.
He said that the police seized a revolver and four bullets from the spot. Six cops were injured in the `gunfight,’ the OC added.
The OC said that his body had been sent to Pabna Medical College Hospital for autopsy.