UPDF supporter tortured in Jurachari


News No. 167/2010, November 12, 2010

A SUPPORTER of the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) has been tortured in Jurachari under Rangamati district.

According to sources a group of armed militants led by Promesh Chakma and Tuphan Chakma raided the village of Jamurachari (Kanthaltuli) under Jurachari Union No. 1 around 10am today and allegedly beat up Niranjan Chakma, 37, son of Daya Mohan Chakma.

Mr. Chakma is known to be a supporter of the UPDF. He is now undergoing treatment at his home.

The militants, belonging to the Santu Larma faction of the Jana Samhati Samiti, told him that he was being tortured for providing active support to the UPDF, a regional political party of the Jumma people fighting for full autonomy for Chittagong Hill Tracts through peaceful means.

The armed men also forcibly took away Taka 50 thousand from him, and told him not to report the incident to the media and the police.

“If you refuse to do what we have told you to do, you’ll face a consequence more severe than this one.” they warned.



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