Village doctor shot in the firing of army-backed terrorists in Bandarban

Photo: Injured Ritu Chakma

Hill Voice, 18 December 2021, Bandarban: A village doctor was reportedly injured in the firing of army-backed UPDF (Democratic) armed terrorists at Punarbashan Chakma Para area of Tonkaboti Union in Bandarban Sadar upazila of Bandarban district.

The incident took place at 8 am today (Saturday) on 18 December at Punarbashan Chakma Para of Ward No 7 of Tonkaboti Union under Bandarban Police Station.

The victim was identified as Ritu Chakma (50) son of Mihab Chakma. He is a resident of Chakma Para, Ward No. 7 of Tonkaboti Union under Bandarban Sadar Upazila.

According to local sources, the UPDF (Democratic) armed terrorists fired a few rounds this morning to kill Ritu Chakma, leaving him unconscious after being injured.

His family members and neighbors rescued him from the scene and rushed him to Amirabad Hospital. He was later taken to Chittagong Medical College hospital for better treatment.

Chairman of Tonkaboti union Flukal said “UPDF (Democratic) armed terrorists shot at Ritu Chakma. I came to know that his family members took him to the hospital.”

Confirming the matter, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bandarban Sadar Police Station Rafiqul Islam said, “I have heard the news of a person named Bodhipriya Chakma Ritu being shot. However, neither his family member nor anyone else has lodged a written complaint in this regard.”