UPDF activist shot dead in Rangamati
An activist of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) was shot dead in Jurachhari upazila of Rangamati yesterday morning allegedly by the members of a rival faction.
Bijoy Singh Chakma, 37, an inhabitant of Duttang village in Rangamati Sadar, came under attack at about 7:30am, said Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jurachhari Police Station.
Some UPDF men were hiding in a jungle as usual fearing attacks from their Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) rivals on Saturday night, he said.
“In the morning, Bijoy came out of the jungle and went to the residence of Danteda Chakma at Ghilatoli village. A few minutes later, a group of alleged PCJSS activists, who were hiding in a nearby jungle, stormed into the house and opened fire on him,” he added.
Masud-ul-Hassan, superintendent of police of Rangamati, told this correspondent that the killing took place over establishing supremacy in the area.
Police will take the body to Rangamati Sadar Hospital for an autopsy today, the OC said.
Alokesh Chakma, a leader of Rangamati UPDF, blamed PCJSS for the killing, and demanded exemplary punishment to the culprits.
Meanwhile, Sajib Chakma, assistant information secretary of PCJSS central committee, denied the allegation saying that his party has no involvement with the incident.
He termed it an internal conflict of UPDF.