Thursday, August 23, 2012

Octogenarian woman hacked to death

News No. 66/2012, Thursday, August 23, 2012

AN 82-year old Jumma woman was killed in Taindong under Matiranga Upazila of Khagrachari district yesterday.

The octogenarian has been identified as Phool Kumari Tripura, a resident of Headman Para in Taindong Mouza No. 191. Her husband name is Kamala Kumar Tripura.

She was recovered at 2pm from a stream near their village.

According to sources, the victim had gone to a stream nearby their house in the morning to catch fish. As she was getting late for lunch, her next of kin began searching for her and found her lying dead.

One villager said various parts of her body, including the neck, bore cut marks, leading to speculation that she was hacked to death by Bengali settlers.

Police from Matiranga Thana went to the area but said ‘it was a natural death.’

Jumma villagers demanded a post mortem of the body but police refused to send her to a hospital for autopsy, saying it was unnecessary.

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