Indigenous youth beaten up by army in Rowangchari

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Hill Voice, 7 July 2024, Bandarban: It is alleged that an innocent indigenous youth was beaten up and temporarily detained by the army in Rowangchari of Bandarban district.

The incident took place on July 6 around 11 am at the check post of Rowangchari army camp.

The victim was identified as Daniang Khumi (22), son of Simain Khumi, Village Profungmak Para, Ward No 2, Ruma Sadar Union No.2 in Ruma Upazila. He is said to be a bike rider by profession.

According to local sources, the youth Daniang Khumi rode his bike yesterday morning

on rent with a indigenous school student and his guardian from Ruma to Paklachara hostel in Rowangchari upazila. On the way, the bike was stopped by army personnel at an army check post under Rowangchari army camp just after Khamtam Para village. There, without saying anything, the army personnel severely beat up the bike rider Daniang Khumi.

After about 6-7 hours of detention in the check post, the army personnel released the bike driver Daniang Khumi around 6 pm.