Three including Rohingya man killed in separate ‘gunfights’

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Three people, including a Rohingya man, were killed in what the law enforcers called the gunfights with them in Cox’s Bazar, Bogura and in the capital early Wednesday, reports news agenc yUNB.

In the capital, according to the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), a ‘firearms and drug dealer’ was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the elite force in Dakkhin Khan area early Wednesday.

The deceased identified as Ripon Hawladar, 35, was wanted in 16 criminal cases, said company commander of RAB-1 SENIOR ASP Salauddin.

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A team of RAB-1 conducted a raid in the no. 2 gate area of Poland Ashian City around 1:30am. A gunfight took place between the elite force and a group of criminals there.

After the ‘gun battle’, RAB managed to arrest Ripon injured in the gunfight. He was taken to Sher-e-Bangla Nagar hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

A pistol, a shutter gun, six bullets and 1,930 piece of yaba pills were recovered from the spot.

In Cox’s Bazar, a Rohingya man, suspected of being a robber, was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on early Wednesday.

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The deceased was identified as Rashid Ullah, son of Shafique Ullah of Leda Rohingya camp in Tekanf.

Rashid, as said by the law enforcement, was also a member of a notorious robber group ‘Khalek group’.

RAB-15 conducted a raid in the area around 4:00am after being tipped-off that a gang of robbers were plotting robbery.

As soon as the RAB team reached the area, the robbers opened fire triggering a ‘gun battle.’ RAB then took bullet-injured Rashid to a local hospital from where he was taken to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for better treatment. Later, Rashid succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

RAB said two guns and five cartridges were recovered from the spot.

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In Bogura, as said by the police, a criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with his rivals at Nishindara Chakorpara in the district town early Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Al Amin Sheikh Rabbi, 37, son of Khalequzzaman Helal of Sultanganjpara in the district town.

A police team went to the area around 2:00am after learning about a gang war between two groups, said Sanatan Chakrawarty, superintendent of Bogura police.

The police officer also said when law enforcement went to the spot, the criminals fled the scene. Later, police arrested Al Amin with bullet wounds and took him to a local hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

Al Amin was wanted in seven criminal cases including that of murder, said police.

A gun and some bullets were recovered from the spot.