An innocent Jumma villager beaten up by KNF terrorists in Ruma

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Hill Voice, 9 March 2024, Bandarban: An innocent Jumma villager was reportedly beaten up by army created KNF terrorists in Bogalake area of Ruma upazila in Bandarban hill district.

Reportedly, the incident took place today (March 9, 2024) at around 8 am. Besides, two Marma women were also allegedly abused and intimidated by the terrorists.

According to local sources, the victim was Singmongu Marma (38), Daughter of Chingkyau Marma, village- Palika Para, Ruma Sadar Upazila.

The sources added, the victim person went to work on Jum farm some distance away from his house, as he does daily. On the way around 8 am, he suddenly encountered an armed group of 7 KNF terrorists in the middle of a hill and a stream on Palika Para before Sat Kilo on Bogalake road. He was carrying five kilograms of rice for their use in their Jum house.

Upon encountering with the KNF terrorists, he was stopped and asked various questions- ‘what is your name, where are you going, where are you taking the rice from, are you taking the rice for Shantibahani?’ At one point, the KNF terrorists slapped, and severely beat him. Even, with SBBL bullets, they hit him on cheek and face.

At the moment, there were two other Marma women along with him. They were also abused in indecent words and intimidated by KNF terrorists.

It is to be noted that on March 5, 2024, the peace committee formed by the Chairman of Bandarban Hill District Council Kyaw Shwe Hla, and backed by army had a meeting with the KNF terrorists known as Bawm Party. It was reported that the both parties had understanding on some issues.

According to the local sources, even though the meeting was held in the name of keeping peace, yet the KNF terrorists known as the Bawm Party yet to stop their terrorist activities, attack and intimidation to villagers. So, upon concluding the meeting, they started behaving like this with the villagers.

It should also be noted that the reckless activities of KNF terrorists were increased even after the last meeting held on November 5, 2023. Extortion including the kidnap of a UP Chairman, assaulting of the people were widely risen. The main condition of the consensus in the meeting between the Peace Committee and the KNF held on 5 November 2023 was the KNF and the army would not attack each other during the dialogue.