A suspected Rohingya drug trader has been killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) .
The gunfight took place early Friday in Leda area under Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar, said Commanding Officer of BGB-2 Lieutenant Colonel Md Faisal Hasan Khan.
The deceased was identified as Nur Kabir, 28, son of Mohammad Molaleb of Myanmar.
During regular patrolling, a team of BGB-2 challenged a group of drug traders. Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on the BGB men, forcing them to fire back in self-defence that triggered a gunfight.
Bullet-hit Nur Kabir was found lying on the ground after the gunfight, the commander said, adding that he was taken to Teknaf Health Complex where doctors referred them to Sadar Hospital. However, he was declared dead at the district hospital.
BGB members also recovered 1,20,000 Yaba tablets, one gun and two bullets from the spot.