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One NGO worker killed by Bengali settlers in Dighinala

On 5 December 2005 Ms. Jyosi Chakma, BRAC Field worker has been killed in Jamtali Settler village under Dighinala upazila in

Khagrachari while she was going back to her home after collecting installment of loan of the Micro-credit program run by her organization.

She was stabbed with knife as she was disagreeing to give the money to the miscreants. The robbers stabbed her and run away taking 20,000

taka which she collected from the field. She was taken in to hospital, but after some while the doctors declared her dead and they found she

is 7 months pregnant. The policemen arrested one Bengali settler guy in the evening and still looking for the second suspect. MSF-Holland

(Medicines Sans Frontiers) has temporary stopped their operations in Dighinala.

The incident has lead to increase tension between the Bengali settlers and the indigenous peoples in Dighinala. On 6 December 2005 the indigenous

communities has organized a protest rally in Khagrachari Sadar to protest such type of attack on the development worker. On 6 November the local

and national NGOs working in Khagrachari are going to organize one preparatory meeting to response the attack.



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