Attack on Chakma women in Teknaf, 7 Chakma women injured

Since a long time, a number of vested groups had been attempting to evict indigenous Chakmas (Tanchangya) from their ancestral land in Teknaf and Ukhiya upazila in Cox’s Bazar district. As a part of their evil plot, on 24 November 2014, land grabber Mattul Mandol and henchmen attacked Chakma women and attempted to cut down their paddy trees.

The Chakma villagers demanded examplanary punishment of Mottal Hossain and his group, the alleged land grabbers who led the attack on Chakma women. They also demanded to stop all kind of conspiracy to evict the Chakmas from their ancestral land in Teknaf.

On 24 November, a group of miscreants led by Mottal Hossain attempted to cut down seasoned paddy field of the Chakmas in Duingyakata village of Hoiyangkhong Union, under Teknaf Upazila (Sub-district). When the Chakma women of the village tried to stop them, the alleged miscreants started beating them up indiscriminately and injured 7 Chakma women. The injured women were identified as Ms. Jantrabi Chakma (50), Ms. Ramiching Chakma (30), Ms. Shinka Mala Chakma (27), Ms. Thoiching-U Chakma (45), Ms. Paiyaching Chakma (25), Ms. Thoima Chakma (25) and Ms. Utpal Chakma. They were admitted at Teknaf health complex and then refered to Cox’s Bazaar district hospital with critical condition.