Dhaka, Banglaesh || Friday, 5 June 2020 || 21 Jyoishtho 1427
Headline: ■ 10 rules for June ■ White House went dark as protests raged outside ■ Rename Dhaka in honour of Bangabandhu ■ Educational institutions not reopening now ■ 82.87% students clear SSC, equivalent exams ■ Govt hikes bus fare by 60% ■ Industrialist Abdul Monem passes away ■ Stocks surge as bourses reopen after two months ■ Ride-sharing services remain suspended ■ Bangladesh records highest 40 deaths in a day ■ Oil prices climb, bolstered by ongoing supply curbs ■ Death toll climbs to 5; 11 still missing
2 drug peddlers killed in Teknaf gunfight
Deshsangbad Desk
Published : Monday, 30 September, 2019 at 11:57 AM, Update: 03.10.2019 12:06:53 PM

Two suspected drug peddlers have been killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

The incident occurred in Domdomia area of the upazila around 4:30am on Monday.

The deceased are Md Jamal, 27, and Md Yunus, 21. Details regarding their identities could not be ascertained yet.

Confirming the matter, BGB Teknaf 2 Commanding Officer Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan told Dhaka Tribune three of their members were also injured in the incident.

He said: "BGB members, during a regular border patrol, signalled a group of drug peddlers to stop as they were attempting to smuggle yaba tablets through Domdomia checkpost.

“Seeing law enforcement, the miscreants opened fire on BGB, prompting them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.”

Jamal and Yunus were injured in the “gunfight” while the others managed to flee the scene.

They were taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex in critical condition, and later transferred to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, where the duty doctor declared them dead.

BGB also recovered 50,000 yaba pills, two locally-made firearms, three rounds of bullets and three sharp weapons from the spot.

A case has been filed with Teknaf police station regarding the matter.

Deshsangbad/fh/mmh


Latest News
Also >>
Most Read
We're in Facebook
Editor & Publisher
M. Hossain
Advisory Editor
Brig. Gen. Abdus Sabur Mia (Rtd.)

Tel : +88 02 48311101-2
Cell : +88 01713 601729, +88 01842 601729
Email : [email protected]
Developed & Maintenance by i2soft