Unidentified elements shot and hacked to death a former Rohingya leader of a camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday.
Jafar Alam was an ex-leader (known as Majhi in the community) of camp no.18 in the upazila.
Alam was out and about in the camp late last night when the miscreants first shot him, and then attacked him with sharp hand-held weapons around 3.30am. They left the spot soon after, Faruk Ahmed, assistant superintendent of police of the Armed Police Battalion (APBN)-8, said.
Alam was left for dead, losing dangerous amounts of blood, but eventually was taken to the MSF Hospital in Kutupalong. Even from there he had to be redirected to Chattogram to have any hope but died on the way.
Efforts are on to nab the perpetrators in this connection, the police officer added.