Youth killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB

Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Published: 12:17, Mar 04,2021 | Updated: 01:02, Mar 05,2021

 
 

A suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion at Ramu Rubber Garden in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday night.

The deceased was identified as Delwar Hossain,  28-year-old son of Kala Mia of Uttar Jaliapara in Teknaf upazila.

RAB said it seized four lakh pieces of contraband Yaba, one pistol, four bullets and a bullet shell from his possession. Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-7 raided the garden in Ramu upazila around 7:00 pm on Wednesday, said Lieutenant Colonel Mahbubur Rahman, commanding officer of Rapid Action Battalion-RAB, Cox’s Bazar.

‘As soon as Delwar and his men spotted us near Valley of Hill, they opened fire, forcing us to retaliate in self-defence. While Delwar died on the spot, others managed to flee,’ Mahbubur said.

KM Amiruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Ramu police station said, the dead body was sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar hospital morgue for autopsy.

A case has been filed with Ramu police station in this connection.

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