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PCJSS activist shot in Rangamati

  • Published at 10:21 am January 5th, 2019
Map of Rangamati Dhaka Tribune

He was gunned down by miscreants on Friday

A member of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) has been shot dead by miscreants in Baghaichhari upazila in Rangamati.

The deceased is Basu Chakma, 40, an activist of the PCJSS-MN Larma reformist group. 

Basu was killed when a group of miscreants swooped in on him and opened fire, while Basu was having a meal, in the Babupara area around 7:30pm on Friday.

Baghaichhari police station Officer-in-Charge MA Manzur confirmed the incident. "The deceased's body, alongside one LG and nine rounds of bullets, were recovered from the spot," he said.

Publicity Secretary of JSS-MN Larma group Shudhakor Tripura blamed JSS-Santu Larma group and United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) for Basu's death. "We think they killed Basu because we supported a pro-Liberation force during the recent election," he said. 

Basu's body was sent to Khagrachhari General Hospital for autopsy.