Reporting the unreported in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
Monday, April 30, 2018
Settler attack on Jumma village in Ramgarh
News No. 55/2018 : Monday, April 30, 2018
A GROUP of Bengali settlers attacked a Jumma village in Ramgarh in Khagrachari district on Sunday night, according to local sources.
About sixty to seventy settlers from Khagrabil led by Doctor Mannan carried out the attack in the village of Lalchari Sadhu Para under Ramgarh Sadar Union at 11 p.m.
They searched 14 houses for what they termed as ‘terrorists’ and destroyed one belonging to Borendra Tripura, 32, son of Bishu Kumar Tripura.
All the villagers except for one had fled their homes before the attacker reached their village.
Bojro Kumar Tripura, 45, son of Purno Kumar Tripura had failed to run away, and he was taken away by the attackers. He has remained missing since then.
There was no attempt on the part of the local administration to prevent the attack.
Tension still remains high in the area.
The sources named two other settlers who led the attack as Md. Kamal, 43, son of Ali Ashraf and Md. Hanif Bachchu, 65, son of late Abdur Rouf.
UPDF has condemned the attack as ‘barbarous and a heinous crime committed in flagrant violation of the law of the country’.
UPDF leader Sachib Chakma urged the government to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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