3 killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’


Cox’s Bazar Correspondent

Three suspected drug traders were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ at Teknaf upazila in Cox’s bazar on early Wednesday.

Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Jajimura Shikolpara in Teknaf upazila on early Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Asmaul Saudagar, 35, son of Rizwan Saudagar of Charmukundi in Chandpur district; and Zabed Mia, 34, son of Jabbar Ali of Basundia in Jashore district.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Foysal Khan, Commanding Officer of Teknaf BGB-2, said that being tipped off, a team of BGB-2 conducted a drive in the area around 4:30am.

“The criminals opened fire as soon as the border guards reached the spot, triggering a skirmish. At that time three BGB member became injured. They are Md Rajaul karim, Nayek, Md Imran Hossen and Md Motiar Rahman, sipahi of BGB. Primary treatment was provided for them,” he added.

BGB members recovered the bodies of Asmaul and Zabed after the gunfight along with 10,000 Yaba pills, a local gun and three fresh bullets, the CO said.

Another body of a woman was found at Zadimora area of Teknaf. The deceased was identified as Hamida Begum, 32, daughter of Sona Ali and wife of Sami Uddin of the area.

Pradip Kumar Das, Officer-in-charge of Teknaf thana said at 4:00 am, a gunfight began over a feud of Yaba pill distribution. On information police went to the spot and found the body. Police sent her to upazila hospital where the duty doctor declared her dead. At that time police recovered 5000 pieces of yaba, local made guns and 12 rounds of fresh bullets.

A case was filed with the Teknaf police station in this regard.