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JSS, UPDF trade fire in Rangamati

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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A massive gunfight took place between the activists of Jana Samhati Samiti or JSS (Santu Larma faction) and the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) in Langadu upazila of Rangamati district on Tuesday night.

Angya Marma, convener of the UPDF’s Khagrachhari chapter, however, claimed that Shyamal Chakma, 45, a member of the UPDF, was killed in Tuesday’s gunfight.

“An armed group of the JSS ambushed us in Chota Kattali area. Shyamal Chakma was shot and killed on the spot. The remaining members of the UPDF are safe,” he added.

When contacted, Ariful Amin, officer-in-charge of Langadu police station, told daily sun, “After hearing the incident, police, army and BGB reached the spot. But we found no dead body on the spot.”