Male members of Bangali families are dropping in number as many of the men have fled Langadu in fear of getting arrested over the recent arson attack on adivasis.
Meanwhile, three more people have been detained over the attack on adivasis in the area by the Bangali settlers following the death of a Bangali for-hire motorcycle driver and local Jubo league leader last Friday.
The detainees are Shah Alam, Abdur Rahman and Abdul Halim. Police are interrogating them to confirm if they were involved in the attack.
Earlier, seven people were shown arrested in the case, filed by the police against 300 people, mentioning the names of 15 people on Friday night.
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According to local sources, the situation in Langadu is returning to normal two days after the attack took place, but a number of adivasis have yet to return to their homes. Some of them took shelter in Langadu’s Tintila Pagoda.
For-hire motorcycles, the only transport vehicle of all residents in Langadu, are yet to start plying on the roads.
Langadu Motorcycle Owners Welfare Association Vice President Md Hanif said: “We did not instruct anyone to shut the service. Many of the drivers fled the area fearing arrest.”
Most of the owners closed down their shops and markets.
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Meanwhile, Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts Refugee Affairs Taskforce Jatindra Lal Tripura, former State Minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Dipankar Talukdar, and Rangamati Hill District Council Chairman Brish Ketu Chakma visited the spot on Sunday.