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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.


Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous youth at Nuopara in Belaichari

On 23 September 2008 a group of Bangladesh army personnel led by Captain Tanvir of Merangchari camp conducted the raid at around noon on that day. The soldiers picked Hiro Ranjan Chakma (20) from his home, beat him up and then took him to the camp. He was released the next day on 24 September and went into hiding for fear of further harassment. His mother Shanti Devi Chakma, who herself was raped by army personnel last month, as saying that Hiro Chakma was taken to Dhupchari army camp and was subjected to inhuman physical torture.

Tanvir has earned notoriety for torturing innocent people after stripping them naked. In the last few months, he has made a number of raids into the village of Nuopara and other areas under Sakrachari Mouza No. 120 and tortured many innocent villagers. On 4 August, Hiro Chakma's mother Shanti Devi Chakma (40) was gang-raped by a group of Bangladesh army personnel led by Capt. Tanvir during one such raid on the village.


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