Rohingya robber killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight, Rab says
An alleged Rohingya robber was killed in a so-called shootout with members of Rab at Teknaf upzila in Cox's Bazar early today.
The deceased was identified as 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 when a Rab team rushed there on information of robbery and abduction, Lt Commander Mahbub Hasan, a company commander of Rab-15, told our local correspondent.
Sensing presence of law enforcers, the robbers opened fire at them, who retaliated -- leaving Nuru critically injured, he said.
As his accomplices retreated, Rab members took Nuru to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, the Rab official said.
Rab claimed to have recovered two firearms, four bullets from the spot.
Two Rab members sustained injuries during the incident, Rab claimed.
The body was sent to Cox's Bazar District Sadar Hospital for autopsy.