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Follow-up of killing of Uching Nue Marma in Kaptai

(Earlier news can be found at the following web link)

http://www.jpnuk.org.uk/news/sep2005/13sep05.html

The victim’s father Mr. Mong Chinghla Marma lodged case in connection with the killing of his son Uching Nue Marma against the

following 6 persons with Kaptai police station:

1)      Md. Saidur Rahman, Assistant Forest Conservator, Karnaphuli Range

2)      Mr. Habibur Rahman, DRO of Karnaphuli forest post, Karnaphuli bit

3)      Md. Harun, Forest Guard

4)      Mr. Shyamal Chakma, Forest Guard

5)      Mr. Sunayan Dewan, Forest Guard

6)      Md. Jaker Hossain, Forest Guard

Though Mr. Mong Chinghla Marma filed case against them but he himself is a Forest Guard of the Forest Department. That is why he has

nothing to do against his boss and colleagues. As a result, for the sake of his job, he came up in a compromise with his boss and colleagues.

Consequently, Mr. Mong Chinghla Marma is no more vocal against the killing of his son and the police are also playing passive role. No body has

been arrested by the police so far. In fact the local people including Mr. Thowaiching Marma, Chairman of the Chitmaram union became angry

with Mr. Mong Chinghla Marma for coming up compromise without consultation with them.

On the other, as Mr. Thowaiching Marma, Chairman of the Chitmaram union, on behalf of the local people, submitted memorandum to the Prime

Minister through Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) demanding examplary punishment to the forest department personnel involved with this incident,

an official order has been issued from Prime Minister’s office to the Deputy Commissioner of Rangamati district for enquiry of the incident. A copy

of this enquiry order has also been sent to Mr. Thowaiching Marma as a complainer. But the name of the inquiry officer was not known.

Anyway, though victim’s father Mr. Mong Chinghla Marma was compelled to come up in a compromise, but it is true that he filed case against

the forest department personnel mentioned above.

It is mentionable that on 13 September 2005 at around 4.00 p.m. an innocent villager named Mr. Uching Nue Marma (22) s/o Mong Chinghla Marma

was shot dead by the forest guards led by Md. Saidur Rahman, Assistant Forest Conservator and Mr. Habibur Rahman, DRO of Karnaphuli forest post.

The victim was caught by the forest guards while he entered the jungle for finding out his cows. He was first tortured and then shot death by the forest guards.

The forest guards ran away when the villagers rushed in the jungle hearing firing. The dead body of the victim was found on next day in the jungle (14 September).



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