News No. 30/2013, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
AT least 3 members of the Jana Samhati Samiti (M N Larma faction) have been killed and another wounded when an armed gang loyal to Santu Larma, president of his faction of the JSS, opened fire on them in a village in Longudu Upazila under Rangamati district, sources in the party and others have said.
The shooting took place at 10:30am at Modyopara today as five activists of the JSS M N Larma faction were on their way to Karallyachari from Dojoripara to attend a public meeting.
The Santu gdroup terrorists led by Binoy Krishna Chakma aka Renew ambushed them, killing Sudhirgho Chakma, 40, press and publication secretary of the JSS Rangamati district unit, Jibon Chakma, 35, son of Surendra Chakma of village Hazachara, Longudu, and Gunendu Chakma, 24, from Dighinala and wounding Alo Moy Chakma of Modyochara village, Longudu on the spot.
The fifth man, Purno Kishore Chakma, a student of Khagrachari Government College, escaped unhurt.
The victims were unarmed and had been holding a series of public meetings for the last 4-5 days in the area.
The JSS M N Larma staged a demonstration in Khagrachari in protest against the incident.
The UPDF in a statement has condemned the attack and demanded punishment for the Santu group terrorists.