Rohingya woman among 3 killed in Teknaf ‘shootouts’

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Two suspected yaba traders and a Rohingya woman were killed in separate shootouts with the law enforcers in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

The yaba traders were identified as Mahamudur Rahman and Mohammad Afsar.

Teknaf Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Pradip Kumar Das told Banglanews that a drive was carried out on tip-off to recover yaba in Moulvibazar area of Teknaf, Saturday (March 30) night.

The yaba traders opened fire at the policemen enforcing the latter to fire back in retaliation.

At one stage, the duo were recovered from the spot with injuries and taken to an upazila hospital and later shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where the physician pronounced them dead.

Six locally made guns, 10,000 yaba and 18 rounds of cartridges were recovered from the spot, said the OC.

Three policemen including a sub-inspector (SI) sustained injuries in the incidents.

However, the deceased were accused in five cases each on drug dealing, arms dealing and murder charges, added the OC.

Teknaf-2 BGB Acting Director Maj Sharifur Islam Jomaddar told Banglanews that a group of Rohingya people were crossing Naf river by a boat, through Omar Khal point, at early hours of Sunday (March 31).

They opened fire in the air and attacked the patrolling BGB members with sharp weapons as the law enforcers challenged them.

BGB fired back in retaliation.

At one stage, a woman was found shot dead on the spot.

Two kris and some 10,000 yaba were recovered from the woman’s vanity bag and the spot, said Maj Sharifur.

A BGB member was injured in the incident.

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Rumana Leda, the deceased, lived at the block-C of an unregistered Rohingya slum, added the BGB official.