A man was shot dead by some miscreants in front of his family members at his house at Lulongchhari in Jurachhari of Rangamati district on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Pathormoni Chakma, 63, karbari (village chief) of Lulangchhari Chakma Para, said Md Shafiul Azam, officer-in-charge of Jurachhari Police Station.
Police said two miscreants called Moni out of his home and opened fire on him around 10 pm, leaving him dead.
Mir Moddasser, superintendent of Rangamati Police said legal action will be taken in this regard.
The body was sent to the Rangamati Hospital for autopsy.
Moni Chakma raised his voice against criminal activities in the area and played an important role in the development of the area, said local people.