A United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF) member was shot dead when UPDF men and their rivals were involved in a gun battle in Matiranga upazila yesterday morning, said police.
The victim is Arjun Chakma, 40.
Shamsuddin Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Matiranga Police Station, said the two groups traded bullets at Aachai Para around 9:00am.
Arjun was found dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Khagrachhari Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.
In a statement later, the UPDF alleged that their rivals carried out the attack without specifying who the rivals were.
No case had been filed as of filing of this report at 7:30pm yesterday evening.