Bengali settlers commit robbery on Jummas in lake area in Longadu, 3 Jummas wounded

On 9 July a robbery was committed by Bengali settlers on indigenous peoples at lake area in Longadu upazila of Rangamati district. In this robbery, 11 indigenous Jummas were looted and 3 Jummas were injured. The injured Jummas were admitted at Longadu upazila hospital.

It is learnt that 11 indigenous Jummas were coming to Rangamati headquarters from Baghaichari upazila to sell their agro-products by a country-boat. A group of robbers belong to Bengali settlers numbering 10-12 persons by a trawler halted the Jummas when they reached at lake area of Kolatila-Swarnatila area 6-7 miles away to the south-east from Longadu headquarters under Longadu upazila in Rangamati district 2012 at around 8:00 am. The Bengali settlers first attacked the Jumma villagers with sharp weapons. 3 Jummas were seriously injured when they tried to oppose the attack of robbers. The robbers snatched 11 mobile sets, ornaments, cash money and clothes worth around 200,000 taka. Siin after looting, the robbers rapidly left the place towards Basonya Adam area.

The injured Jummas were identified as-

(1)     Mr. Utpal Kanti Chakma (37) son of Narendra Chakma, village- Chintaram Chara, Sarwatali union, Baghaichari upazila; he was cut in the back of head.

(2)     Mr. Dronacharjo Chakma (45) son of late Sumati Ranjan Chakma, village- Galachipa, Chijak area, Baghaichari; he was hurt in left hand.

(3)     Mr. Riken Chakma (28) son of Mr. Surjo Kumar Chakma, village- Sijakmukh area, Baghaichari upazila. he was hurt in the upper right arm.

Other victims who became under looting and beating were identified as:

(1)      Ms. Kokila Chakma (22) wife of Riken Chakma, village- Sijakmukh area, Baghaichari upazila;

(2)      Mr. Sadhan Kumar Chakma (37) son of late Sindhumoni Chakma, village- Galachipa, Baghaichari upazila;

(3)      Mr. Binoy Chakma (60) son of late Shashi Mohan Chakma, village- Galachipa, Baghaichari upazila;

(4)      Mr. Likhon Chakma (23) son of Ananda Kumar Chakma, village- Chintaram Chara, Baghaichari upazila;

(5)      Mr. Annapurna Chakma (45) son of Shuvadev Chakma, village- South Sijak, Baghaichari upazila;

(6)      Mr. Upendra Chakma (65) son of late Chandra Kumar Chakma, village- Sijakmukh, Baghaichari upazila;

(7)      Mr. Promesh Chakma (32) son of late Surendra Chakma, village- Sijakmukh, Baghaichari upazila;

(8)      Mr. Robindra Kanti Chakma (28) son of Hengotya Chakma, village- Chintaram Chara, Bagaichari upazila;

(9)      Mr. Razzak Chakma (26) son of late Faksa Chakma, village- Golachiba area, Baghaichari upazila;

(10)  Mr. Jhantu Chakma (31) son of Dayamoy Chakma, village- Sijakmukh, Baghaichari upazila.

Till preparing the report, no one was arrested by the police.