It’s been learnt that, a group of land grabbers allegedly attacked on the indigenous Chakma villagers of Monakhlai Chakma Para neighboring near the new crematorium area near the social forest under Ukhiya Upazilla of Cox’s Bazar District on 18 August 2022.
Sources said that, recently, a group of local Muslim Bengali land grabbers illegally cut down social forestry trees and built some houses next to the new cremation ground of Mankhali Chakma Para. A team of forest guards and employees of the local forest department came to the spot and tried to stop the encroachers after receiving information about the felling of trees and construction of houses. This led to a clash between the forest department personnel and land grabbers. Later, when the forest guards fired blanks in the sky in self-defense, the land grabbers escaped the scene immediately.
Meanwhile, on the incident day at around 4:20pm, a group of 100 miscreants led by local influential land grabber namely Rashid Ahmed started attacking the villagers of Mankhali Chakma Para, alleging that the indigenous people had informed the forest department about cutting trees and building houses. At this, 5 persons were seriously injured out of 20. Later, the injured victims were admitted at Ukhiya Upazila Health Complex on the same day.
The badly injured persons:
The badly injured persons are-(1) Sufaitu Chakma (2) Chandra Chakma (3) Nenemong Chakma (4) Taingyo Chakma (4) Rangabi Chakma.
Rashid Ahmed and 100 land grabbers.
The indigenous people of Mankhali Chakma Para are passing their days in fear and panic