Man killed in alleged gunfight with police

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Gunfight IllustrationA man was killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Shahporir Dwip Jhaubon area of Teknaf upazila in Cox's Bazar early Saturday, reports UNB.

Deceased Md Ibrahim, son of a certain Nurul Amin of Mistri Para area is a listed drug trader and terrorist, police said.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf model police station, said police arrested Ibrahim, an accused in several cases, on Friday night.

Following his information, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 12:30am along with Ibrahim.

Sensing the presence of the law enforcement, his associates opened fire on them, forcing the policemen to shot back, triggering the gunfight.

Ibrahim sustained bullet injuries during the reported gunfight. He was taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.

Police recovered three LGs, 11 round cartridges of shot-gun and 13 cartridge shells and 5,000 pieces of yaba tablets from the spot, he added.

Three policemen were also injured, the OC claimed.

According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.

In the first four months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 115, the rights body said on its website.

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