A teenage boy was shot dead as wildlife hunters were checking their firearms at Lohagara in Chattogram yesterday evening.
The incident came to light as the victim's family filed a case with Lohagara Police Station this morning, our Chattogram staff correspondent reports.
The deceased has been identified as Maruful Islam (12), son of Mohammad Forkan, of Jadimura village in Lohagara upazila.
Jakir Hossain Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Lohagara Police Station, said the incident took place around 7:00pm when the hunters were checking their firearms before going into the forest.
A firearm was hidden under a pile of straw on the premises of the victim's house, he said.