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Settlers beat up two Jummas in Babuchara

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News No. 124/2008, July 09, 2008

The settlers beat up two Jumma villagers in Babuchara under Dighinala Thana on 5 July 2008.

According to sources, at about 11am on that day four settler leaders – Abdul Malek 38 s/o Abdul Sobhan Hawlader, his brother Abdul Salam 45, Akter Chairman 48 s/o Sattar Naj and Shariful Islam 32 s/o Abdul Matin from Babuchara – went to Sadhana Tila along with a pick-up load of police personnel.

On their way, the settlers picked up Subo Ratan Chakma 27 s/o Sharat Chandra Chakma and Bakra Chakma from a place near Sadhana Tila and asked them to tell the name of the Jummas who built houses there. When the Jummas refused to divulge anything, the settlers beat them up.

Both Subo Ratan Chakma and Bakra Chakma live in the village of Sachindra Karbari Para, Babuchara.

On 7 July, they filed two criminal cases in a court of law in Dighinala Upazila against the four settlers for inflicting grievous hurt by physical torture. Reports said the court has already served notice on the settlers to appear before the court in person.

However, The Chakmas fear that the settlers might also file a counter-case against the Jummas, including Bagan Kumar Chakma, the chief of Sadhana Tila village.

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