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Baghaihat victim

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.


Bengali settlers kill an indigenous Chakma man in Sajek of Baghaichari

On 19 August 2008, around 10 pm a group of Muslim settlers led by Mohammad Ali encircled the house of Ladu Mani Chakma. 3 Muslim settlers entered the house while the others remained outside. They took Ladu Moni Chakma out of his house. Victim's wife Ms. Chikanpudi Chakma (alias Shanti Bala) (45) was also hit on her head with a knife when she tried to prevent the Muslim settlers from taking her husband away. Then Muslim settlers took Ladu Mani Chakma to a place near his house and brutally hacked him to death. Muslim settlers also tried to rape victim's daughter. But Chikanpudi Chakma pulled her daughter away. Soon after the abduction of her husband, Chikanpudi fled to the forest with her son and daughter.

Muslim settlers who entered the house were identified as Mohammad Ali (28) s/o Nachor Ali, Jahar Ali (24) s/o Achaniya Ali amd Nurul Alam (24) s/o Julfu Ali. It's reported that about a dozen of Bangladesh army personnel provided protection to the Muslim settlers.

Mr. Chakma’s dead body was recovered in the morning 20 August from a place barely 50 yards from Bangladesh army camp at Gangaram Duar. The army immediately seized the dead body and sent it to Khagrachari Hospital. Bangladesh army had cordoned off the hospital, and indigenous people were not allowed to enter it. Some of the Muslim settlers had been identified as Mohammad Ali (28), Dulal (24) and Mohammed Noor Alam 24.


Sources:

Kapaeeng Foundation (An Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh)
E-mail: kapaeeng.foundation@gmail.com, kapaeeng.watch@gmail.com

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