A Chakma youth killed by Bengali settlers at Bogachari, Naniarchar


Hill Voice, 15 March 2024, Rangamati: It is reported that Jikon Chakma (26), a motorcycle driver, was killed by Bengali settlers in Bogachari area of Naniarchar upazila under Rangamati hill district.

According to local sources, Jikon Chakma (26), son of Niranjoy Chakma from Bangmara Hola village went to watch football match at Battola play ground after driving a Bengali trader named Md Zia to Islampur by a motorcycle on 14 March 2024 at noon. On Swooping on the victim, the Bengali settlers indiscriminately beat and stabbed him when he reached the Rastha Mata of Bagachari Jame Masjid area while he was on his way back home by the motorcycle on March 14, 2024, at around 4.30 pm. The Bengali settlers ran away seriously injuring him on the spot.

Later, some local Bengalis rescued Jikon Chakma in unconscious state and sent him to Naniarchar Upazila Health Complex by auto-rickshaw. The doctor on duty sent Jikon Chakma to Rangamati Sadar General Hospital. He died on the way to Rangamati.

Talking to the relatives, Jikon Chakma uttered Alamgir’s name twice in almost a senseless state at the Naniachar Upazila Health Complex. Settler Md. Alamgir (28), son of Md Mosharraf, village-Bagachari is suspected to have involved in the murder.

As of writing this report, no case has been filed in this incident. However, the victim family is reportedly taking preparation to lodge a case regarding the murder.