One killed in exchange of fire with BGB in Teknaf
Dhaka, November 15: A man was killed in an exchange of fire with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Teknaf in Cox's Bazar. However, the deceased has not been identified yet.
Teknaf 2 BGB Commander Lt. Col. Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan said at a press conference on Sunday (November 14) that a special BGB patrol team took up position at Keorabagan on the banks of the Naf River around 3:00 pm on Saturday, after receiving information that a consignment of yaba would enter Bangladesh. After a while, a group of three to four people came from Myanmar by boat on the Naf River. When the BGB patrol team challenged them, they opened fire on the law enforcement officials, injuring two men. BGB members also fired in self-defense. There was a seven minute exchange of fire between the two sides.
A search of the area later yielded one lakh yaba, a weapon, a shell and a bullet-riddled youth. When he was rescued and taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex, the doctor on duty declared him dead.
Faisal Hasan further said that the name of the deceased has not been identified yet. However, efforts are being made to find out. Besides, cases have been filed against those involved in obstructing government work and smuggling yaba.
Confirming the reports, Teknaf Model Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Hafizur Rahman said the BGB had handed over the body of a man. It has been sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.