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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. The Muslim settlers are attacking South Kalindipur area on 22nd September.

Bengali settlers attack 3 indigenous Chakma villagers in Panchari

On 26 August 2012, Muslim settlers attacked 3 indigenous Chakma viilagers including a woman at North Shantipur village in Panchari of Khagrachari district. 2 indigenous people were admitted first at Panchari hospital and then transferred to Khagrachari district hospital with serious wounds.

On that day Muslim settlers led by Mashud Rana (30) s/o Sadeq Ali from Amarpur village of Ultachari Union under Panchari started construction of a house on recorded land of Kanti Bhushan Chakma (70) s/o Girish Chandra Chakma of North Shantipur village. Receiving this news, Kanti Bhushan Chakma went to the Panchari police station to put objection and to refrain Muslim settlers from construction of house on his land. But Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the Panchari police station did not take any action.

Hence Kanti Bhushan Chakma, his wife Laxmi Sita Chakma (65) and his son Triratan Chakma (35) rushed to the spot at around 3.00 pm. The Muslim settlers attacked them with sharp weapons while they tried to prevent Muslim settlers from construction of house on their land. In this attack, Kanti Bhushan Chakma got cuts on his three fingers of the left hand while Laxmi Sita Chakma on her thumb. Triratan Chakma sustained cuts on his left shoulder and left hand.

All of them were admitted at Panchari hospital. Laxmi Sit Chakma was released after providing her first aid at Panchari upazila hospital, however, Kanti Bhushan Chakma and Triratan Chakma were transferred to the Khagrachari district hospital with critical condition.


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