Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Two killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

Published 8:57 pm | July 07, 2020

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Online desk : Two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Saddam Hossain, 20, and Abdul Jalil alias Gura Putuikka, 30, residents of the upazila.

A team of Teknaf Model Police Station conducted a drive in Hoaikyang area at early hours.

Sensing the presence of the team, a gang opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back in self-defence.

Police, later, rescued bullet-injured Saddam and Jalil to Cox’s Bazar Sadr Hospital where they died.

The bodies were sent to the hospital morgue.

The Police Station officer in-charge (OC) Pradip Kumar Das said three policemen were also injured during the encounter.

Police also recovered 5,000 Yaba tablets, two machetes, and six bullets recovered from the scene.Saddam was an accused in a number of cases and they were professional drug peddlers and criminals, said the OC.

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