News No. 151/2011, October 29, 2011
TWO activists of the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF) have been shot dead in Banduk Bhanga under Rangamati district.
The victims have been identified as Bindu Lal Chakma (28) son of Bilash Chandra Chakma of village Amchari (Manikchari) under Sapchari Union and Sharabindu Chakma (28) son of Ratto Moni Chakma of village Harangi Doar in Kaokhali.
They were killed when an armed gang led by Jongi and Supriya, two Santu Larma loyalists, opened fire on them at 11:30am today.
The incident took place in the village of Mogpara. The Santu loyalists went there from Chakrapara in Rangamati town under cover of the night and lay in wait for the victims.
The chief organiser of the UPDF’s Rangamati district unit, Dhrubo Joti Chakma, in a statement has condemned the killing and urged Larma to step back from the path of his self-destruction and show respect to the people’s aspiration for intra-Jumma unity.
Terming Larma as a government collaborator, the UPDF leader said: “He (Larma) repeatedly promises to launch movement for full implementation of the CHT accord, but actually kills the leaders and activists of the UPDF; and the army and government provides full support to his actions.”