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Jumma woman killed by settlers in Sindukchari

News No. 110/2009,
September 07, 2009

A group of settlers chopped to death a Jumma woman in Sindukchari under Mahalchari Upazila of Khagrachari district on 3 September.

Sources said a group of 4 – 5 settlers led by Noab Ali of Sindukchari village went to the house of Ms Poney Mala Tripura (age 50) in the village of Chotomura Para and chopped her to death. The incident occurred at around 9:30 PM. Her husband’s name is Bibishon Tripura.

Her dead body was taken to Khagrachari for autopsy. A case has been filed with Guimara police station against 4 settlers and a Jumma in connection with the killing.

The accused have been identified as Noab Ali, Rustam Ali, Khairul Islam, Aksar Gaji and Shola Ana Tripura. No one has been arrested till the writing of this report.

Ms Poney Mala Tripura might have been killed over a land dispute with Noab Ali, one of the accused, who has been trying to capture her land. Before the incident, he had been continuously giving threats to her, it has been learnt.

In a village arbitration, it was decided that the disputed land belongs to Ms Tripura. However, Noab Ali refused to accept the verdict.

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