"Local fishermen Jahed Hossain, Md Anwar, Rahmat Ullah and Kashem went fishing in the sea on their boat. As they were returning home in the evening through the Naf river, a team of Myanmar's Border Guard Police (BGP) came on a speedboat and opened fire on them," Teknaf municipality councillor Dil Mohammad told the news agency.

"Kashem was hit by a bullet at this time. Other fishermen whisked him off to the local hospital where the doctors referred him to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital," he added.

"We heard that a fisherman was shot and are looking into the incident," Abdul Halim, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Model police station, said.

Bangladesh recently saw weeks of relentless cross-border gunfire and shelling by the Myanmar military, rebel forces, and separatists near its border. The firing from Myanmar has escalated tensions between the neighbours.