Monday, March 16, 2015

Army attacks foot marchers in Dighinala, 8 injured, 20 arrested

chtnews.com
News No. 33/2015, Monday, March 16, 2015

AT LEAST eight Jummas have been injured when the army personnel attacked a foot march organized by Land Protection Committee in Dighinala.

Some of the seriously injured have been admitted to different hospitals in Khagrachari district, while the organizers refused to name the victims fearing they may be harassed and implicated in false cases.

Following the foot march, which was held to press the demand for relocation of the headquarters of BGB 51 Battalion and rehabilitation of 21 families evicted by it, the army arrested twenty Jummas from Boradam bazar and Mieni bridge area.

One of the arrested has been identified at Arun Shanti Chakma, a teacher of Boalkhali Orphanage in Dighinala.

The army personnel also fired at another person who was running away to avoid arrest, but he escaped unhurt.
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