Rohingya bandit leader and yaba godfather Nur Mohammad, 34, was killed in a reported gunfight with the police early on Sunday.
Police said the incident occurred when their team, along with Nur, who was arrested on Saturday, went on a raid to seize illegal weapons from Camp-27 in the hilly tracks of Hnila in Teknaf.
“As soon as the law enforcers reached the area, criminals opened fire, forcing them to retaliate,” said Prodip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station.
At one point of the “gunfight”, Nur was caught in the line of fire. He was then rushed to the Teknaf Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead, he added.
Officer-in-charge (investigation) ABMS Doha and three other police officers were injured in the incident.
Four LG gun, one local gun, 18 rounds of bullets and 20 rounds of bullet shells were recovered from the spot.
Nur Mohammad was a self-proclaimed leader of a Rohingya bandit gang that had been involved in many criminal incidents in the area.
He fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar with his family in 1992 and settled in the Jadimura area of Teknaf.