On 19-20 February 2010 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous people at Baghaichari leaving an indigenous man dead. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. The indigenous Buddhist man gunned down by the Bangladesh army.
Indigenous man shot dead in Manikchari of Khagrachari
On 15 June 2009, unknown assailants shot dead Mesh Kumar Chakma (55) in Manikchari Upazila of Khagrachari district. The incident occurred around 11:30pm in the village of Kalapani Adarsha Gram, which sits on Manikchari – Lakshmichari road. Mr. Chakma was killed with a single shot. His house is situated near 6 Muslim settler houses in the village.
His wife Sundari Bala Chakma, 43, said she could not recognise the killers, who melt into the darkness of the night after the incident. The reason behind his killing could not be known. However, Mr. Chakma was embroiled in a land dispute with a Muslim settler.
News No. 55/2009, June 16, 2009
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