Monday, July 09, 2012

One tortured by Santu group in Bandar, Chittagong
News No. 47/2012, Monday, July 09, 2012

SANTU LARMA loyalists kidnapped and tortured a factory operative in CEPZ area in the port city of Chittagong, a Democratic Youth Forum press release said.

Santu men led by Siko Chakma, Jibon Chakma and Babu Chakma on Sunday, 8 July, picked up Prem Lal Chakma, 28, from his residence at Hamdunia Building at New Muring of Bandar area in Chittagong at about 8pm.

They took him to their den at Ambia Building in Barrister College area and held him there the whole night before setting him free in the morning today.

He was badly tortured and admitted to Chittagong Medical College hospital with serious injuries.

The Santu men also snatched away his and his wife’s mobile phone sets and robbed him of Taka 2,000.

Prem Lal Chakma works with Smart Jacket, an apparel factory at Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) and hails from Marishya of Rangamati district.

Bijoy Chakma and Tito Chakma, president and general secretary respectively of Democratic Youth Forum Chittagong Bandar unit, in a statement today condemned the abduction and torture of Prem Lal Chakma and demanded that the culprits be arrested and brought to justice.

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