News No. 14/2016: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
A LEADER of the Democratic Youth Forum, Atul Bikash Chakma, has survived an assassination attempt by some identified miscreants in Itchari Bhitor Para, about two kilometers south of Khagrachari town.
Atul, general secretary of DYF Khagrachari Sadar Upazila unit, was at home last night when the armed miscreants raided his house and looked for him.
They asked the occupants of the house to open the door and kept banging at the front door when delayed.
Sensing imminent danger, Atul, also president of the DYF Kamalchari Union branch, escaped through the back door.
The miscreants, believed to be members of a regional political party, saw him and opened fire at him.
However, the bullets missed him and he escaped unhurt.
Atul Chakma’s parents could recognize three of the attackers – Adi Ratan Chakma, 22, from Karallyachari Bhitor Para, Ashutosh Chakma, 30, from Champa Ghat and Arjyo Chakma from Datkuppya.
All of them belong to a regional political party, according to sources.