Bengali settlers rob and assault indigenous Chakma people in Longadu
On 9 July 2012, Bengali Muslim settlers robbed and assaulted indigenous indigenous Chakma people in Longadu of Rangamati district. 11 indigenous people were robbed and 3 were injured. The injured indigenous people were admitted at Longadu upazila hospital.
On that day 11 indigenous Chakma people were coming to Rangamati headquarters from Baghaichari to sell their agro-products by a country-boat. At around 8:00am a group of Muslim settlers numbering 10-12 on a speed boat halted the indigenous people at Kolatila-Swarnatila area 6-7 miles south east of Longadu. The Muslim settlers first attacked the indigenous people with knives and sharp weapons. 3 indigenous people were seriously injured when they tried to oppose the attack. The Muslim settlers snatched 11 mobile sets, ornaments, cash and clothes worth around Taka 200,000. Soon after robbery, the Muslim settlers rapidly left the place towards Basonya Adam area.
The injured indigenous people were identified as-
Other indigenous people who were robbed and beaten were identified as:
Till preparing the report, no one was arrested by the police.
(A Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh)
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