Human chain in Rangamati demanding trial of killer of Champa Chakma


Hill Voice, 11 March 2023, Rangamati: A human chain was held in Rangamati demanding exemplary punishment of the murderer of Rangamati’s girl Champa Chakma in Rangunia, Chittagong.

Today Saturday (March 11) at 11 am, the human chain was held at the main gate of Rangamati Deputy Commissioner’s office under the banner of ‘Sachatan Rangamatibasi’ (Conscious Rangamati Residents). Speakers in the human chain expressed anger that the accused has not been arrested even after 7 days of the murder.

In the discussion meeting held presided over by M Jisan Bakhteyar, General Secretary of Rangamati district branch of Sushaner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan) (Citizens for Good Governance), Saikat Ranjan Chowdhury, President of Rangamati Journalist Association, Suman Chakma, President of Rangamati College (PCP), Milan Chakma, President of PCP’s city branch, Ulishing Marma, central member of Hill Women’s Federation, Milton Chakma and Milan Chakma, younger brother of deceased Champa Chakma, Bidushi Chakma, Hasan Ali, Rasheda and Kurnikova Chakma, activists of NGO ‘Padakshep’ gave solidarity speech.

In the discussion of human chain, the speakers said that even after 7 days of Champa Chakma murder, the police failed to arrest the identified murderer. The video of the murder that is publicly available, the identity of the killer has been confirmed. Yet why the police are playing a silent role is a matter of concern.

Speakers further added that this murder happened in the area of an important minister of the country. We thought the accused would be quickly arrested by the police and brought to justice. But even after seven days, there is no trace of the murderer Enamul. Why is the killer of Champa not arrested despite so many evidences, witnesses, video footage, even though the accused was caught after 5 hours in Rangamati stabbing murder case?

The speakers demanded the immediate arrest of the murderer Enamul and exemplary punishment.

It is to be noted, Champa Chakma (26), a girl from Rangamati, was publicly stabbed to death in Dhamairhat area of Rangunia Upazila of Chittagong at around 8 pm last Sunday (March 5).

The deceased Champa is the daughter of Shantimoy Chakma of Chhakrachari village of Ward No. 2 of No. 5 Bandukbhanga Union of Rangamati Sadar Upazila. She was working as the assistant manager of the Rangunia branch of a non-governmental humanitarian development organization called Padakshep.