A suspected Rohingya robber was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar district early Monday.
Deceased Karim alias Kalimullah, 32, was the son of Nir Ahmed of Lombashia refugee camp in Kutupalang. He was the leader of a robber gang.
RAB-15 deputy captain Tanvir Ahmed said on information about the presence of the gang, the elite force conducted a drive in Lombashia camp at early hours.
Sensing the presence of the team, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing RAB members to fire back on self-defence.
Later, RAB recovered the bullet-hit body of Kalimullah, two arms, and four bullets from the spot