Rohingya refugees in a camp in Bangladesh. (File image)

Bangladesh police allegedly shot dead a Rohingya refugee on Monday.

The man was allegedly involved in the murder of an Awami League party official that has sparked anger among the local population.

Police said Mohammad Hasan, a suspected Rohingya “dacoit” was shot dead after he allegedly opened fire at officers during a raid to arrest him at Jadimura refugee camp, TRT World reported.

“He is an accused in the murder of Omar Faruk,” local police chief Prodeep Kumar Das said.

On Saturday police said they had shot dead two Rohingyas at the same refugee camp in the Cox’s Bazar district over their alleged roles in the murder.

Rights activists, who asked not to be named, said they believe the two Rohingya men were killed by police in what appeared to be a staged encounter.

The incident comes 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.

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