3 ‘PCJSS’ activists shot dead in Rangamati

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:19, Nov 18,2019 | Updated: 00:09, Nov 19,2019


At least three people were found dead in remote area of Rajasthali upazila in Rangamati on Monday evening.

The police said the victims were associated with Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti, but their details could not be known yet.

PCJSS leaders did not confirm whether the victims were the activists of the party or whether the party had any internal conflict.

Rangamati police superintendent Alamgir Kabir told New Age over phone that the shooting incident took place between 4:30pm and 4:45pm in the remote area near Bandarban border.

‘We are yet to get their details but the army informed us that they were killed in inter-organisational feud,’ said the police superintendent.

Alamgir did not specify where they were shot, what types of cartridges were used or who were behind the killing. 

‘We will be confirmed after post-mortem examinations,’ added Alamgir Kabir.

The district police chief said a police team went to the area after the army informed them about the shooting.

United News of Bangladesh, meanwhile, reported from Rangamati that the three people were shot dead during a ‘gunfight’ between two factions of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti over establishing control on the area.

It quoted Rajasthali police officer-in-charge Mafzal Ahmed Khan where he said that the ‘gunfight’ between the two JSS groups started at about 5:00pm in remote Balumura Marmapara area and continued for one and half an hour.

Police recovered a locally made gun, he added.

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