2 UPDF members gunned down in Khagrachhari

The UPDF blamed Gonotantrik UPDF for the killings, but the group refuted the allegation

Khagrachhari Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 24 Jan 2024, 08:00 AM
Updated : 24 Jan 2024, 08:00 AM

Two members of the United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) have reportedly been shot dead in Khagrachhari's Mohalchari Upazila.

One other member of the group went missing after the shooting that took place in the upazila's Durchhari village around 6:30 am on Wednesday, according to Angya Marma, an organiser for the UPDF.

Ravi Kumar Chakma, 65, and Shanta Chakma, 52, were killed by armed assailants, while Rahintu Chakma, 32, is missing, he said.

Angya alleged that Ravi Kumar and Shanta Chakma were ambushed and fatally shot by members of rival group, Gonotantrik UPDF.

However, the Gonotantrik UPDF denied any involvement in the incident.

"I have heard about the incident. But none of us were involved in it," said Shyamal Chakma, chief of the Gonotantrik UPDF.

Informed of the incident, police went to the scene and recovered the victims' bodies, said Md Nasir Uddin, chief of Mohalchari Police Station.