Cox’s Bazar, Apr 6 (UNB) – Three suspected Rohingya robbers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Habiber Ghona hilly area in Teknaf upazila early Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Nur Alam, 23, Mohammad Jubayer, 20 and Hamid Ullah, 21, residents of ‘A-block’ of Nayapara Rohingya camp at Hneela union.
Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said that on information that a gang of robbers was depositing arms in the hilly area, a team of police conducted a drive around 2:30am.
Sensing the presence of police, the gang members opened fire, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, police rescued three bullet-injured robbers from the spot.
Later, they died on the way to hospital.
Police also recovered four LGs from the scene.