A local leader of an extremist group was shot dead by a member of a rival faction in Pabna's Bera upazila on Tuesday.
The diseased, Ataur Rahman alias Atiar, 28, son of Abdus Sattar, was a resident of Durgapur village of the upazila.
The group is locally known as Sarbahara Dal.
"Atiar was killed when bullets were exchanged between the two factions at Chhaithupi area around 8:30pm," said Abdul Majid, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Aminpur Police Station in Bera.
Atiar was released from prison two months ago, said the officer-in-charge.
Abdul Majid said, "Being informed, police rushed to the spot and more details regarding the incident will be revealed later."
"Six rounds of bullet shells were recovered from the scene," he added.