News No. 79/2013, Saturday, July 06, 2013
A MEMBER of the Borkha Party, a vigilante group backed by the military, was shot dead yesterday in Manikchari under Khagrachari district.
Quoting local people, the Officer in charge of Manikchari police station Keshob Chakravarti said Umong Marma, 50, was at a tea shop near a brick kiln when 3-4 masked men shot at him from point blank range and fled away. He died on the spot.
The incident occurred at about 1:30pm in Kumari area under Tin Tehari Union.
According to local people, Umong Marma is a member of the Borkha Party, which is involved in extortion and kidnapping the area.