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Bangladesh: 3 Rohingya ‘kidnappers’ die in alleged gunfight with police

Bangladesh: 3 Rohingya ‘kidnappers’ die in alleged gunfight with police

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Jun 2019, 03:35 pm

Dhaka, June 7 (IBNS): In an alleged shootout with security forces in Bangladesh's Teknaf Upazila, three Rohingya refugees have been killed, media reports said on Friday.

The Rohingya refugees were reportedly associated with criminal acitvities.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday on the hills behind the Leda Rohingya Camp in the upazila’s Hnila Union, Teknaf Police OC Pradeep Kumar Saha told bdnews24.

The deceased people were identified as Shamsu Alam, 35, of Ukhia's Thaingkhali Camp No 14, Nur Alam, 21, of the same camp, and Mohammed Habib, 20.

As per the news portal report, they were all members of an organised kidnapping racket that had abducted a three-year-old child from the Leda Camp a few days ago, according to the police. They had demanded a ransom of Tk 500,000 from the child's parents. 

Police launched a raid in the wee hours of Friday on information that the kidnappers were holding the child hostage on the hilly area behind the Leda Camp, the OC told the news portal.

Three policemen were reportedly injured in the incident.

Bangladesh: 3 Rohingya ‘kidnappers’ die in alleged gunfight with police

India Blooms News Service
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