An alleged drug peddler was killed in a "shootout" with police in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf upazila early yesterday.
The dead is Abul Hashem, 32, said police.
On information that a yaba consignment will be unloaded in the Fishery Ghat area, a police team raided there around 12:30am, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.
Sensing the presence of police, criminals opened fire. The law enforcers retaliated, triggering the "gunfight", he said.
After the "gun battle", police found the bullet-hit body of Hashem lying on the spot. His cohorts managed to flee, the OC said.
Doctors of Teknaf Upazila Health Complex declared him dead, the police officer added.
Police also claimed to have recovered 10,000 yaba pills, a firearm, and six bullets from the spot.
The Daily Star, however, could not independently verify the police claim.
His body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for an autopsy, the OC added.