An Rohingya youth, allegedly a yaba trader, was killed in a “gunfight” with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Naikhyangchhari upazila of Bandarban early today.
The deceased was identified as Adham (23), of Tambru Konar Para Rohingya camp, said Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, commanding officer (CO) of BGB 34 battalion.
BGB men also recovered 40,000 pieces of yaba pills, one hand-made pipe gun, and two fresh cartridges from the scene.
The “gunfight” took place at Baishfari Mokkortila area around 3:45am, said the BGB official.
A BGB patrol team noticed a group of 10-12 persons entering Bangladesh from a hilly area of Myanmar, read a press release issued in this regard.
As the BGB men asked them to halt and identify themselves, they opened fire at the BGB personnel, prompting retaliation and triggering a gunfight, the release adds.
At one point, the men fled the scene. Later, the BGB team found an injured man at the spot. He was taken to Ukhiya Upazila Health Complex where the doctor declared him dead, the press release also reads.
Two BGB members were also injured who took primary treatment from Ukhiya Upazila Health Complex, the release claimed.