A Bawm woman injured in army’s indiscriminate mortar shell and fire in Ruma

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Hill Voice, 22 April 2024, Bandarban: It has been alleged that an innocent Bawm young woman injured in a Bangladesh army’s indiscriminate mortar shells and brush fire at the settlement of indigenous Bawm community in Ruma Upazila of Bandarban district.

According to local sources, on April 22 around 6:30 am, the army fired mortar shells (cannon shells) targeting a Bawm community village Munlai Para in Ruma Sadar Union area. Sally Bawm (19), a young woman of Bawm community staying at home, was pierced in the several parts of her body with the pieces of mortar shells.

Besides, the army opened brush fire indiscriminately targeting the Bawm community settlement at Bogamukh area of ​​Ruma in the name of operation against KNF on April 21 at around 12:30 pm. However, no casualties have been reported so far.

On the other hand, on April 21, 1 army jeep from Alikdam and 1 bus with soldiers entered Thanchi in warlike mood and at the same time 2 companies of 38-Bir and 1st-Bir army from Alikdam cantonment were brought to Bandarban Sadar.

After the incident, it is said that there has been an increase of anxiety and fear among the Bawm and other community people of the area.