Two Rohingya refugees were shot dead by Bangladesh police during a gunfight in a refugee camp on Saturday after they were accused of killing a ruling party official, police said.
According to ;ocal police , two Rohingya were shot and critically injured in Jadimura refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district during a manhunt after a youth wing official of the ruling Awami League party was killed, allegedly by armed refugees.
Omar Faruk was shot in the head on Thursday at a settlement near the border town of Teknaf. His murder had sparked anger among the local population and hundreds of people blocked a key highway leading to the camp for hours, burning tyres and vandalising shops visited by refugees.
Nearly one million Rohingya live in squalid camps in southeast Bangladesh; 740,000 fled a 2017 military offensive against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.
The incident comes two days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees, which saw not a single Rohingya turn up to return across the border to conflict-scarred Rakhine state.