On Sunday, police discovered the body of an unidentified man along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Local residents found the body wearing a green helmet and uniform in the Balukhali Customs area and promptly alerted the authorities. According to Kaisar, a local resident, the man’s face had black marks, suggesting he may have washed ashore from Myanmar’s Dekhibunia via the River Naf.
The Ukhiya Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge, Shamim Hossain, stated that necessary measures would be taken regarding the discovery of the body. The border region between Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari Ghumdhum and Tumbru has been tense due to ongoing conflicts, fighting, and gunfire between the military junta and insurgent groups within Myanmar over the past two weeks.
As a result of the clashes, more than 300 Myanmar forces and border guards have sought refuge in Bangladesh as of Wednesday noon. Tragically, two individuals—a Bangladeshi woman and a Rohingya man—lost their lives when mortar shells from the Myanmar side struck a kitchen in the village of Jalpaitli in the Ghumdhum union of Naikhongchhari upazila in Bandarban on Monday.