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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Attack on Chakma village: Punishment of policemen demanded

Source: New Age
Staff Correspondent
National minority students at a demonstration in the city on Monday demanded immediate trial and exemplary punishment of the police personnel who recently attacked Amtali, a Chakma village in Teknaf, leaving 11 injured and several women sexually harassed.
They condemned the attack on the Chakma village.
Bangladesh Adibhasi Chhatro Sangram Parishad organised the human chain in front of the National Press Club.
The protesters said that on May 30 a group of policemen from the Teknaf police station and some Bangalis led by sub-inspector Bakhtiar and locally influential man Abdul Haque raided Tanchangya villages, locally called Chakma villages in Howaikyong under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazaar district.
In the attack, they said, nine houses were ransacked and 11 Chakma villagers were severely injured.
They said that 30-year old Malaimey Chakma, pregnant for eight months, was severely beaten by the policemen for trying to protect her husband from police assault.
They said that following the beating, Malaimey gave birth to a premature baby.
They said that the police also arrested seven Chakma villagers, four of them students.

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