Unknown criminals attacked, killed and looted firearms from Ansar barrack of Nayapara Rohingya refugee camp on May 13, at about 2:10am, according to Mohammad Kashem, a refugee camp police officer.
In the attacked, an Ansar and VDP commander has been shot dead and several others injured and looted eleven firearms — two SMGs, 5 Chinese rifles, 4 shotguns and 670 rounds of bullets, the camp police officer said.
The deceased was identified Ali Hossain, 55, son of Shukkur Ali, a resident of Tangail district, the police officer more added.
“A group of robbers attacked the camp around 3am. Hossain was injured when they opened fire. He was rushed to the camp hospital, where the doctor declared him dead,” the officer more said.
A group of 30-35 armed attackers raided the barracks in the early hours of May 13, covered their faces with helmets and masks, most wore shots, said Ajit Barua, the eye witness and posted as the night guard at the barracks.
District Superintendent of Police Shyamal Kumar Nath said locals informed them about a robbers’ hideout in the hills west of the refugee camp.
“We’ve started a raid there to arrest the perpetrators and recover the looted firearms,” he added.
Alamgir Hossain, an Ansar member of the barrack inside the Rohingya camp, filed a case against 35 unidentified people with Teknaf police station on May 13 night, said SM Azimuddin, deputy director of Chittagong zone of Bangladesh Ansar.
However, no one was arrested in connection with the incident.