Unidentified assailants shot dead a member of Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS-MN Larma) at Longadu upazila in the early hours yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Bajagulo Chakma alias Raja, 35, son of Sulendu Kumar Chakma of Dojor Para village in the upazila.
Police and witnesses said an armed group attacked his house around 4:00am at Boradom village and shot him dead on the spot.
Suchitro Chakma, Raja's brother, said 10-12 men entered the house and shot him three to five times. He added they did not recognise the killers.
Alango Chakma, president of PCJSS (MN Larma) Longadu upazila unit, blamed the United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF) for the murder and demanded immediate arrest of the killers.
However, Niron Chakma, an organiser of UPDF, denied the allegation.
Ranjan Kumar Samanta, officer-in-charge of Longadu police, confirmed the incident. “Police recovered the body and sent it to Rangamati General Hospital for an autopsy. Filing of a case was underway,” he added.
At least 41 members of four groups have been shot dead due to ongoing conflicts in the last 12 months.