UPDF member shot dead in Khagrachhari
12:00 AM, March 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:27 AM, March 16, 2019

UPDF member shot dead in Khagrachhari

A UPDF activist was shot dead allegedly by a group of JSS-MN Larma men yesterday in Akkhai Karbaripara area of Khagchhari's Panchhari upazila.

The dead is Sukhamoy Chakma alias Taraban, 40.

Michael Chakma, an organizer of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) claimed Taraban was an active member of the organisation and went to Akkhai karbaripara area for organisational work.

Armed criminals of Jana Sanghati Samiti (JSS)-MN Larma are to be blamed for the murder, Michael alleged.

On the other hand, a central leader of JSS-MN Larma denied the allegation. Seeking anonymity, he said his organisation was not involved in the incident.

Nure Alam, officer-in-charge of Panchchari Police Station, said the body was sent to Khagrachari District Sadar Hospital for autopsy.

No case was filed till 9:00pm yesterday.

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