News No. 78/2011, April 17, 2011
A group of settlers caught Polen Chakma, 23, an employee of IDF, an NGO, and his friend Joyonta Chakma in Guimara bazaar and began beating.
Joyonto Chakma could somehow run away and took shelter in a Bengali house there.
Polen Chakma (father’s name Milon Kanti Chakma of village Nuopara, Dighinala) was also believed to have been able to run away but was caught again.
According to Joyonto, who talked to his friends in Khagrachari, Polen Chakma had sent him a SMS saying that he had taken shelter near a mosque.
Later, the mosque and the adjacent areas were searched but he was not found.
It is feared that he might have been caught again and killed.
In another incident, the settlers stopped a Khagrachari-bound bus belonging to Shanti Paribahan at Jaliapara. There were 7 – 8 Jumma passengers in the bus, which was left Chittagong at 2:30pm.
It was known from Chitra Chakma, 20, one of the Jumma passengers who called his relatives in Kobakhali village of Dighinala after they came under attack.
She told that the settlers were beating the Jumma passengers. Seconds later her mobile phone was stopped.
Her husband Sona Muni Chakma (25) son of Sundor Kumar Chakma was also among the Jumma passengers.
The fate of the Jumma passengers could not be known.