News No.60/2016: Thursday, July 21, 2016
THE police arrested a Jumma worker named Kamala Kumar Tripura on Tuesday, 19 July, from an automobile repair shop in Ramgarh, Khagrachari district, according to sources.
Before his arrest, the Officer-in-Charge of Ramgarh Thana, Mainuddin, had reportedly been pressuring him to withdraw a case filed against six Bengali settlers in connection with the murder of his father Manendra Tripura.
After the arrest, Kamala, who attended Higher Secondary exam this year from Ramgarh College, has been falsely implicated with an arson attack, the sources said.
He had been working with Paharika Motors, an automobile servicing shop in Ramgarh, for two months.
“He has been arrested because he has refused to withdraw a murder case against the settlers,” his friend Ajoy Tripura told chtnews.com.
Kamala’s father Manendra Tripura was murdered on 29 April this year in Gorukata village under Ramgarh Union No. 1.
His lifeless body, with his throat slit, was recovered from the jungle nearby his home.
The police refused to register a case when Kamala mentioned six settlers, who had settled near their house in Gorukata after forcibly occupying Jumma’s land, as suspects.
Originally, they came from Satkhira district in the plain land.
Ultimately, the police registered a case, but without mentioning the six settlers as suspects.
Later Kamala filed another case in the court in Khagrachari explicitly naming the six settlers.
Since then the OC had been threatening him to withdraw the case from the court.