Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CHT Commission co-ordinator, another attacked in Bandarban

News No. 70/2014, Tuesday, August 26,­ 2014

THE Bangladesh co-ordinator of the Chittagong Hill Tracts International Commission, Hana Shams Ahmed, and another woman were reportedly attacked in Bandarban by Sama Odhikar Andolon, an ultra-communal organization of the Bengali settlers in the CHT.

Hana Shams told the Prothom Alo, a widely circulated Bengali daily, that she and her friend were in Bandarban on a personal visit.

“They reached Bandarban in the morning on Monday and visited a few places in the town. Then in the evening they went to see the waterfall on Bandarban – Chimbuk road.” the paper quoted Hana as saying.

According to the daily, while on their way back to the town a group of 7-8 people stopped the Mohendra taxi cab carrying them near a holiday resort, beat them and tried to pull them down.

The police said no one had yet made any complaint to them about the attack, but that they were making inquiry about it, the daily added.

After the attack, Hana Shams and her friend canceled their scheduled journey to Dhaka by a night coach.

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