News No. 25/2018 : Saturday, February 17, 2018
AN activist of the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF), Dillip Kumar Chakma alias Binoy, has been shot dead in Horinathpara, two kilometers east of Khagrachari district town.
‘Nine army-backed NMB vigilantes opened fire indiscriminately at UPDF activists at 8:30 a. m. today, killing Dillip Kumar Chakma on the spot,’ a UPDF press release said.
The 42-year-old victim, son of Sontoh Kumar Chakma, hailed from Monipur village in Pujgang under Chengi Union in Panchari Upazila.
Sachib Chakma, chief organizer of UPDF Khagrachari district unit, has condemned the attack as ‘cowardly’ and demanded that the government takes legal actions to bring the perpetrators to justice.