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Mr. Paritosh Chakma and Mr. Arun Kanti Chakma

On 22 September 2012 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked indigenous Buddhist people in Rangamati. When the indigenous people counter attacked in self defence Bangladesh army took side with the Muslim settlers. 76 indigenous people were injured and numerous indigenous properties were destroyed.

Mr Paritosh Chakma (left) Chairman of Babuchara Union Parishad and Mr Arun Kanti Chakma (right) Chairman of Magban Union Parishad.

Bangladesh army torture 7 indigenous Tripura Hindus in Ramgarh

On 26 April 2013 at around 10:00 pm, Bangladesh army brutally tortured 7 indigenous Tripura Hindus. The army men were led by Major Raqib of Sindukchari camp at Boishnob Para of Boro Pilak area of Halfchari union under Rangarh in Khagrachari district. They were released on that night with serious injuries of beating. It is learnt that Muslim settlers grabbed indigenous lands and planted a mango garden together with some settler families in that area. On 20 April 2013, UPDF activists damaged the mango garden by cutting 218 mango tress of owner Mohammad Abdur Rob (45). After few days, on 26 April 2013 at around 10 pm, some unknown group of miscreants set a fire in a small hut of Siddiqur Rahaman. Muslim settlers began shouting and screaming when they saw the fire. After few minutes, a group of Bangladesh army personnel from Sindukchari camp rushed to the indigenous village Boishnob Para at the spot. The soldiers brutally tortured the indigenous Tripura men.

Bangladesh army wanted to prove that the villagers were involved in setting fire at settler village. But Bangladesh army failed to establish their involvement with the fire incident, and released them on the same night after beating. The Army ordered the victims to keep silence against their such tortures. The tortured victims are-

  1. Kanti Kishor Tripura (30) son of Binoy Kishor Tripura
  2. Keton Kishor Tripura (28) son of Binoy Kishor Tripura
  3. Ratan Das Tripura (35) son of Dhananjoy Tripura
  4. Ripon Tripura (18) son of Shanti Tripura
  5. Ranjan Tripura (15) son of Kamalanda Tripura
  6. Chitta Das Tripura( 17) son of late Nitananda Das Tripura
  7. Shashi Das Tripura (35)


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