PCJSS man shot dead in Rangamati
12:00 AM, July 27, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:56 AM, July 27, 2018

PCJSS man shot dead in Rangamati

A member of the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samity (PCJSS-MN Larma) was killed during a gun battle between PCJSS and UPDF men yesterday.

The victim is Bano Kusum Chakma, 35.

Police and witnesses said the two groups -- UPDF and PCJSS-MN Larma -- were involved in the gunfight in Bedagi Chhara village of Baghaichhari upazila between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

Witnesses said about 300-400 shots were fired.

Gyanajit Chakma, general secretary of PCJSS (MN Larma) central committee, blamed the United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF) for the killing.

Denying any involvement, Mikel Chakma, spokesperson for the UPDF, said the murder could be a result of PCJSS-MN Larma's internal conflict.

Amir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Baghaichhari Police Station, said police recovered the body from the spot and sent it to hospital for an autopsy. 

In the last eight months, about 28 people from four groups were shot dead.

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