Rangamati: A member of the United People’s Democratic Front’s (UPDF) was shot to death allegedly by miscreants at Sapchhari in Sadar upazila of Rangamati district on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Rupanta Chakma alias Leja Chakma, 47, collector of UPDF and son of Laxmi Chandra Chakma of Shimultoli village in Dighinala upazila of Khagrachari district.
Rafiqul Amin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said the miscreants opened fire on Leja Chakma while he was going to work around 8:30 am.
On information, a team of police left for the place to recover the body.
The UPDF have not given their official reaction to the killing yet, but some of their men blamed Jana Sanghati Samity, although it wasn’t clear if they meant the PCJSS led by Santu Larma or the splinter group JSS (Reformist).