Police said they recovered firearms and two notebooks that ‘contained trafficking information’ on his body.
The bullet-hit body of Aman Ullah Anu, 30, was found at Ali Khali Laban field near a Rohingya refugee camp, said Teknaf Police OC Ataur Rahman Khandker.
Police are assuming that the Myanmar national might have been killed by other members of his trafficking ring following a row over sharing money.
“Anu is a member of the gang that smuggles people to Thailand and Malaysia. He is accused in eight cases filed at Teknaf Police Station for human trafficking.”
Originally from Myanmar’s Maungdaw, Anu lived in Nayaparha Rohingya camp at Cox’s Bazar, according to police.
“We’ve found out that two rival factions of smugglers, in a row over money, exchanged fire at dawn. Teknaf police found the body at 8am after reaching the site,” said OC Ataur.
Two firearms, bullet casings and two notebooks have been found on the spot. The body has been sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy, he said.