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CHT: UPDF leader shot dead in Khagrachhari

A leader of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) was gunned down and another man was injured on Sunday in a clash over establishing supremacy in Mortila area of Panchhari upazila in Khagrachari district, Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, reported United News of Bangladesh.

The deceased was identified as Sunil Bikash Tripura alias Kathang, 40, an organiser of UPDF Matiranga and Guimara units.

Police said another indigenous man Anata Tripura, 29, also sustained bullet injuries during the clash.

District unit UPDF leader Mikel Chakma alleged a group of armed members of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) opened fired on Bikash, killing him on the spot.

However, PCJSS leaders denied the allegation.

The injured was rushed to a local hospital, police said.

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