A 70-year-old farmer was "shot dead" Monday in Rangamati's Kaptai "during a turf battle between two local armed groups."
The deceased, Thoai Angprugri Marma, was from Kukimara Marma Para of Kaptai upazila.
"Gunshots were heard near ward 3 of Wagga union in Kukimara at 5pm. The farmer was returning from work, taking the Baraichari-Ghagra road at this time. But no one could confirm who was involved in the shootout," Union Parishad member Angsapru Marma said.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (Kaptai Circle) Raushan Ara Rob said the cause of the farmer's death can be determined after an investigation.
Officer-in-Charge of Kaptai Police Station Md Nasir Uddin said the body had been recovered from the spot and kept in police custody. "A case will be filed over the incident."