News No. 17/2018 : Sunday, January 28, 2018
Bengali settlers backed by Border Guard Bangladesh personnel on Saturday attacked a Jumma village in Ramgorh, looting and destroying two houses and beating a woman.
According to sources, Md. Zahid, Second-in-Command of 43 BGB Battalion in Ramgorh, led the attack, which took place around 8 in the morning.
About 40 BGB personel and 100 Bengali settlers from Kaladheba Lamku participated in the attack on Hachowk Para village, 8 kilometers away, destroying two houses belonging to Nichai Tripura and his brother Potindra Tripura.
'The BGB and settlers first destroyed Nichai Tripura’s under-construction house and that of his brother's', a resident of the village told chtnews.com.
The settlers also entered Joysen Tripura's house and destroyed the kitchen oven and slapped Soren Bala Tripura (45) wife of Ponendra Tripura in the presence of the BGB, he added.
The attackers, who stayed up to 5 p.m., took away personal belongings such as clothes, machetes, axes and spade from the houses, and threatened the villagers to leave the area within a week.
The attack came less than 48 hours after the BGB raided the village on 25 January and asked the villagers to leave to make room for a Bengali settlement.