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2 UPDF members shot dead in Rangamati

Published : Sunday, 19 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 91

RANGAMATI, May18: Two members of United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF-Prasit) were shot to death allegedly by a group of Jana Sanghati Samiti (JSS-Santu Larma) at Langadu upazila in Rangamati district on Saturday morning.

The incident happened around 9am at Baroharikabar Bhaledighat area in Monpati Bazar under the sadar union.
The deceased were identified as Bidya Dhan Chakma alias Tilak, 45, a member of UPDF-Prasit group, and a supporter of the group Moni Chakma, 35. According to locals, a group of 10 to 12 armed members swooped on the duo and opened fire on them, leaving the duo dead on the spot.

Confirming the matter, Langadu Police Station officer-in-charge Harun-ur-Rashid added that on information, police left for the spot and details will be briefed later.

Meanwhile, Rangamati district unit organiser of UPDF Sachal Chakma alleged that the attack was brought out by the criminals of Jana Sanghati Samiti (JSS Santu Larma) group.

Md Abdul Awal, Assistant Superintendent of Police in Rangamati (Langadu Circle) said that it will take time for the police to reach the spot as its a remote area and details will be known after the police returns from the scene.

However, security have been strengthened in the area as a tense situation is prevailing in the area due to this incident, he added.

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