News No. 76/2014, Sunday, September 14, 2014
AT least eleven Jummas were injured in a clash between the supporters of two clubs during a football match in Burighat Union on Thursday, 11 September.
According to sources, the incident occurred when the final match between Sapmara club and Burighat bazaar club was underway at Hatimara area in Naniachar Upazila.
At one stage, the settlers became rowdy and agitated when the Sapmara club scored a foul against Burighat bazaar club. They attacked the referee, Polen Chakma, injuring him seriously.
In no time, this led to a communal clash between Bengali settlers and the Jummas present at the match of the football tournament organized by Hatimara Shapla Club.
Later, army and police appeared at the scene and brought the situation under control.
The clash left 11 Jummas and an unspecified number of Bengali settlers injured. Some of them have been identified as Sumon Chakma, Polen Chakma, Bombo Chakma, Naga Chakma, Karuna Moy Chakma and Jopesh Chakma.
They were admitted to Naniachar Health Complex.