A social worker was shot dead by miscreants at Perachhara under Sadar upazila of Khagrachhari on Monday afternoon.
Police recovered the bullet-hit body of Surya Bikash Chakma from the courtyard of one Nipu Dewan around 5:00pm and sent it to local hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Peyas Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the motive behind the killing could not be known immediately.
Saupru Marma, chairman of Kamalchhari union parishad, said Surya was the chairman candidate from the union. He used to live in Pankhaiapara Sluicegate area of the district town.
Meanwhile, United People's Democratic Front blamed JSS MN Larma of the incident, reports UNB.