A member of PCJSS (MN Larma) was shot dead by a group of unknown criminals in Langadu upazila of Bandarban around 1:00pm yesterday.
The dead is Pandhab Chakma, 30, of Baghaichari upazila in the district.
Quoting locals, police said Pandhab, accompanied by another PCJSS (MN Larma) activist Arjun Chakma, went to Bandar Tola village for organisational work.
All of a sudden, a group of criminals opened fire on the duo. Pandhab died on the spot and Arjun managed to flee the scene, the law enforcers said, adding that Arjun sustained injuries during the attack.
Saiyad Muhammad Nur, officer-in-charge of Langadu Police Station, confirmed the incident and said they would need time to recover the body as the incident happened in a remote area.
Alanga Lal Chakma, coordinator of PCJSS (MN Larma) for Langadu upazila, blamed the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) for the murder.
Denying the allegation, Moni Shankar Chakma, general secretary of PCJSS in Langadu upazila committee, said the murder might have taken place over PCJSS (MN Larma)’s internal conflict.
In the last two years, 70 people were killed due to inter-party conflicts in Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban.