Cox’s Bazar, Oct 1 (UNB) – Two alleged drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with police at hilly Shilkhali Sapmara in Teknaf upazila here early Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Amin, son of Ula Mia, and Helaluddin Sumon, son of Noor Mohammad of Shilkhali area.
Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said police went on a drive at Shilkhali Sapmara along with the duo who was arrested earlier to recover Yaba and arms.
As soon as police reached the area, criminals opened fire at police prompting them to fire back in self-defence that triggered a gun battle, he said.
Bullet-hit Amin and Helauddin were found lying on the ground after the gunfight, the OC said, adding that they were taken to Teknaf Health Complex where doctors referred them to Sadar Hospital.
However, they were declared dead at the district hospital, he said, claiming that three policemen were injured in the incident.
Police also recovered 5,000 Yaba tablets, two guns and seven bullets from the spot, Pradip said.