5 shot dead while on way to join Rangamati UZ chairman’s funeral
Five people were killed and eight others injured in a gun attack on a motorcade of the followers of slain Naniarchar upazila parishad chairman Shaktiman Chakma at Betchhari in the upazila on Friday.
They came under the attack while going to attend the funeral programme of the slain upazila parishad chairman at his Kukurmara family crematory in the upazila from Khagrachhari.
The deceased were identified as Tapan Jyoti Chakma alias Borma, chief of United People’s Democratic Front (Ganotantrik); Tanak Chakma, central committee member of Jubo Samity; Sujon Chakma, president of Mahalchhari upazila Jubo Samity in Khagrachhari; Setulal Chakma and microbus driver Md Sajib.
Md Alamgir Kabir, superintendent of Rangamati police, said a group of unknown miscreants attacked the convoy around 11am after it reached Betchhari, 9 km off Kukurmara, and opened fire indiscriminately, leaving three dead on the spot and 10 injured with bullets.
Two of the injured died at the hospital.
Four of the injured were sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital while others were undergoing treatment at Khagrachhari Hospital.