Printed on Wed Jul 06 2022 12:10:05 AM

Two Rohingyas killed in 'gunfight' in Naikhongchari

Staff Correspondent
Crime
Naikhongchari
Two Rohingyas have been killed in an alleged gunfight at the Ghumdhum border in Naikhyangchhari upazila of Bandarban. The incident took place on Monday, February 08 the morning. The BGB claimed that the two killed were members of a drug trafficking.

The deceased were identified as Jobayer, 28, and Dil Mohammad, 25. Both were refugees from the Kutupalong Lambasia Rohingya camp, the BGB said.

According to the BGB, two patrol teams of the BGB raided the spot after receiving information that a gang was smuggling large consignments of drugs from Myanmar to Bangladesh on the Gorjanbunia-Chakma border in Ghumdhum union of Naikhongchari upazila.

At that time the drug smuggler fired at the BGB. When the BGB fired for self-defense, a gunfight broke out between the two sides. Then the members of the drug smuggler fled to the forest on the way to the border. It was reported that two BGB soldiers were also shot at that time.

However, the names of the injured were not known.

Later, two members of the drug smuggler were taken to Ukhia Health Complex after being shot from the spot. There, the hospital authorities declared the two dead.

The BGB claimed that two guns, four bullets, two bullet casings and one lakh yaba were recovered from the spot. The BGB claimed that the market value of the recovered yaba was about three crore taka.

BGB-34 Battalion Commander Ali Haider Azad Ahmed said the BGB was conducting anti-drug operations in the Corona situation. Six to seven drug smugglers entered Bangladesh through the slopes of a hill on the east side of the Gorjanbunia Chakmapara Bridge and were shot by the BGB. Two drug smugglers, Rohingyas, were killed. Two BGB members were also injured in the gunfight.

Naikhongchari police officer in charge (OC) Alamgir Hossain said, I heared the news of drug smugglers firing with BGB in the morning. I have known that two Rohingya drug smugglers died on the way to the hospital. The BGB has informed the police. A case is being prepared at Naikhongchari police station.

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