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Victim of Bangladesh Army Torture

On 4 August 2008 a group of Bangladesh army personnel led by Capt. Tanvir demanded few chickens from Buddhist villagers Mr. Tonchongya of Belaichari. When Mr. Tonchongya refused the Muslim soldiers of Bangladesh army blind folded him and tortured him resulting in the fracture of his right leg. Thereafter Tanvir forced the local village chief Anil Chandra Tonchongya and Doctor Priya Dorshi to sign a statement stating that Mr. Tonnyapu Tonchongya got his leg fractured while running away from the army.


Bengali settlers attack an indigenous Tripura man in Matiranga over land dispute

On 1 January 2008, Muslim settlers attacked Oli Mohan Tripura (45) as he tried to prevent illegal grabbing of his land by Muslim settlers in Matiranga. Mr. Tripura was seriously wounded in the attack. The incident took place in Islampur village (No. 10) of Matiranga municipality under Khagrachari district. A Muslim settler named Nurul Islam (50) rented 2 of Mr. Tripura's 3 acres of paddy land(50). But the Muslim settler now wants to grab all his land including the 1 acre which was not rented. The settler ventured to plough all the 3 acres ignoring the rental deed. When Mr. Tripura asked him to adhere to the agreement, Nurul Islam and his two sons - Salam and Alom - mounted an attack on him. The Muslim settlers attacked him with machete. When Mr. Tripura screamed for help, peoples from nearby area rushed to the scene and rescued him. He was then admitted to Matiranga hospital for treatment.


Sources:

Hill Watch Human Rights Forum
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