Monday, November 24, 2014

Land grabbers attack Chakmas in Teknaf, 7 wounded

chtnews.com
News No. 105/2014, Monday, November 24, 2014

Seven Chakma people were wounded when Bengali land grabbers attacked them in Doungyokata village under Howi-khyong Union in Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar district, once a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

The incident took place at 9:30 am on Monday, 24 November. According to sources, Mottol Bhushon, 57, son of late Abul Bashar, and his relatives and hired goons began harvesting paddy from a land belonging to Chakma people.

When the Chakmas protested, the Bengalis mounted an attack, leaving seven Chakmas seriously wounded.

They include Jontrobi Chakma, 50, Ramiching Chakma, 30, Shinko Mala Chakma, 27 wife of Bangya Chakma, Touching-u Chakma, 45 wife of Ramongcha Chama, Paioching Chakma, 25 wife of Pumongcha Chakma, Toima Chakma, 25 wife of Bailya Chakma and Utpal Chakma, 16.

The wounded Chakmas were first admitted to Teknaf hospital, but later shifted to Cox’s Bazaar hospital for better treatment.

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