Man killed in police ‘gunfight’

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A Prothom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in what police called a gunfight with them in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early Sunday, reports UNB.

The deceased was Md Hossain, 39, son of late Anu Mia of Hoyaikong in the upazila.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf model police station, said they raided the area around 2:00am acting on a tip-off that a consignment of yaba was brought from Myanmar.

The smugglers opened fire as soon as the police team reached the spot, triggering a gunfight. Hossain sustained a gunshot wound in the skirmish.

Police took the injured to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where the physicians pronounced him dead. The body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.

Three policemen were also injured.

Police recovered 2,000 yaba pills, two pistols and nine bullets from the spot.
OC Pradip said Hossain was accused in six drugs-related cases.

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