RANGAMATI, MAY 28: Three activists of the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF) were gunned down by unidentified assailants at Bagaichhari Upazila in Rangamati.
The dead were identified as Sunil Chakma Sanjit, 30, Atal Chakma, 30, and Smrity Chakma.
The incident took place at the upazila’s Bagaihaat Koralyachhri area around 4am on Monday, said Jewel Chakma, a UPDF organiser of Bagaichhari Upazila.
He claimed UPDF (Ganatantrik) and Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samiti (MN Larma) for their deaths.
UPDF head of publicity Niran Chakma said perpetrators from the JSS (MN Larma) and UPDF (Ganatantrik) shot the three of them early on Monday morning.
UPDF (Ganatantrik) spokesman Liton Chakma denied the claim, saying the faction was not involved in the murders.
Bagaichhari Sajek police Officer-in-Charge Nurul Anwar said, police and army forces have been dispatched to the area after receiving reports.