Man killed in gunfight

A youth was killed in a gunfight with police on the east side of hill of Noakhaillapara under Baharchora Union Parishad of Teknaf upazila in Cox's Bazar on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Abdur Salam, 30, son of late Hakim Ali hailing from Jumma para of the upazila.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das said, acting on a tip-off, our team had taken position on the foot of the hill as convict of several cases Abdur Salam stayed there. After sensing the police presence, criminals opened fire and triggering the gunfight.  Salam was shot at the time. 

Later, he was taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where duty doctor declared him dead.During the search of the scene, 1 LG, 6 rounds cartridges and 9 rounds of bullet shell were recovered. He had several cases on human trafficking act in Teknaf, OC added.