News No. 69/2012, Sunday, August 26, 2012
AN innocent villager has been reportedly tortured by the military-backed Borkha Party terrorists in Laxmichari of Khagrachari district.
According to sources, the victim, Dhanakko Chakma, 30, was on his way to work early in the morning today when the terrorists stopped him near a tea shop at Jatindra Karbari Para.
The Borkha Party men lay in wait there possibly for UPDF activists or its supporters.
They took Dhanakko to a place near Somur Para village, beat him up and then left, leaving him wounded.
At about 12 noon, villagers recovered him and returned him to his home in Jatindra Karbari Para.
The victim said, ‘The Borkha men not only beat me with sticks; they also poured water into my nostrils and mouth (water-boarding).’
A villager wishing not to be named told chtnews.com that when Dhanakko was being taken away by Borkha terrorists, a group of army personnel were seen at the tea shop (in Jatindra Karbari Para).
The Borkha Party has been terrorizing the common people in Laxmichari with direct patronage from the army since the middle of 2009. It is responsible for the killing of two persons including a top UPDF leader and scores of kidnappings.
The Borkha terrorists have a sanctuary in Jurgachari near Laxmichari army zone headquarters.
The Santu group has supplied them with men power and arms and taken control of their command structure.-------------------