Aug 27, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Three Jumma Villagers Attacked By Bengalis Settlers

When three Jumma villagers attempted to stop some Bengali settlers to erect a house on their land, the settlers reacted with violence.

Bellow is an article published by the Kapaeeng Foundation:

On 26 August 2012 three Jumma viilagers including a woman were attacked by Bengali settlers at North Shantipur village under Panchari upazila in Khagrachari district. Of them, 2 Jummas were admitted first at Panchari upazila hospital and then transferred to Khagrachari district hospital with serious wounded.

It is learnt that on that day Bengali settlers led by Mashud Rana (30) s/o Sadeq Ali from Amarpur village in Ward No. 4 of Ultachari Union under Panchari upazila started construction of a house on recorded land of Kanti Bhushan Chakma (70) s/o Girish Chandra Chakma of North Shantipur village. Receiving this new, Kanti Bhushan Chakma went to the Panchari police station to put objection and to refrain Bengali settlers from construction of house on his land. But Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the Panchari police station did not take any action.

Hence Kanti Bhushan Chakma, his wife Laxmi Sita Chakma (65) and his son Triratan Chakma (35) rushed to the spot at around 3.00 pm. The Bengali settlers with sharp weapons attacked on them while they tried to oppose Bengali settlers to erect house on their land. In this attack, Kanti Bhushan Chakma got cuts on his three fingers of the left hand while Laxmi Sita Chakma on her thumb. Triratan Chakma sustained cuts on his left shoulder and left hand.

All of them were admitted at Panchari upazila hospital. Laxmi Sit Chakma was released after providing her first aid at Panchari upazila hospital, however, Kanti Bhushan Chakma and Triratan Chakma were transferred to the Khagrachari district hospital with critical condition.

So far report is available, no culprit was arrested by police.