‘Gunfight’ with RAB: Rohingya ‘robber’ killed in Cox’s Bazar
A suspected Rohingya robber was killed in a "gunfight" with the Rab in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early yesterday.
The dead is Nurul Alam Nuru, 40, chief of a robbery gang named after him, Rab claimed.
The "gunfight" took place beside a hill near the makeshift Rohingya camp in Damdamia Nature Park around 1:00am, said Lt Commander Mahbub Hasan, company commander of Rab-15.
A Rab team rushed to the spot on information of robbery and abduction. Sensing their presence, the robbers opened fire, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate, he added.
Nuru was injured in the "gunfight". As his accomplices retreated, Rab members took Nuru to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, the Rab official said.
The elite force claimed to have recovered two firearms and four bullets from the spot. The Rab claimed two of its members also sustained injuries during the incident.
The body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.