A suspected drug peddler was eliminated in what was declared to be a gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Naikhyangchhari upazila of Bandarban early today.

BGB likewise declared to have actually recovered 80,000 pieces of yaba and a locally-made gun from the area, reports our Bandarban correspondent quoting BGB authorities.

“The deceased, aged around 25, had access to Kutupalong Rohingya camp, and is believed to belong to the Rohingya community. Nevertheless, his identity could not be confirmed immediately,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, commanding officer of BGB-34 battalion.

The gunfight took location in Baishfari Godharbil area in the upazila around 5:00 am, stated the commanding officer.

A team of the battalion was patrolling in the area when they discovered five unknown males wandering around. Asked to determine themselves, the males opened fire on the BGB team, who struck back, the authorities said.

At one stage, one of them sustained bullet injuries while the others managed to flee. The injured was hurried to Ukhiya upazila health complex where medical professionals stated him dead, Lt Col Ali Haider likewise stated.

The body of the deceased has actually been sent out to the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, he included.