Mithun Chakma, an organizer of Chittagong Hill Tracts-based political group United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF), was shot dead by unknown assailants in Khagrachhari Sadar upazila on Wednesday afternoon. They then took him to the Sluice Gate area, where they shot him in the head and the abdomen. Locals found the 38-year-old in a critical condition and rushed him to the nearby hospital, where the doctors on duty pronounced him dead. “We have deployed additional security forces in the township as a precaution.”UPDF General Secretary Rabi Shankar Chakma issued a statement on Wednesday condemning Mithun’s murder. “An army-backed neo masked terror group murdered UPDF Organizer Mithun Chakma in a cowardly, barbaric and unforgivable act of crime.
Source: Dhaka Tribune January 03, 2018 09:00 UTC