A candidate for union Parishad chairman from the Awami League has been gunned down on Sunday morning in Kaptai Upazila, Rangamati district.
The late Nethoai Marma, 60, was the Awami League’s nominee for the Chitmorom Union Parishad (UP) elections to be held in September 11.
A gang of armed miscreants numbering 14-15 entered the house of Nethoai Marma, also the AL president of the UP, at about 1am and shot him dead on the scene, said police.
Kaptai upazila unit AL president Aungsuisaine Chowdhury said Nethoai had been stayed at upazila rest house for security purpose. He went to house to meet family members after submitting the nomination paper on Saturday.
Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) is responsible for the killing, he claimed.