A 45-year-old indigenous man was shot dead by some armed miscreants at Langdu and Barakal border areas of Rangamati early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Lakshmi Kumar Chakma, a resident of Subalang area of Barakal upazila. He was a former member of the regional party United People's Democratic Front (UPDF).
Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Barakal police station, said some gunmen opened fire at Lakshmi near his home in Shilchhari area around 1:45am, leaving him dead and fled the scene immediately.
Lakshmi recently left UPDF and used to earn his bread by farming, said locals.
However, the OC said the motive behind the killing can be ascertained after an investigation.