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Hartal in Khagrachhari on Sunday, protesting Naniarchar attack

  • Published at 06:29 pm May 5th, 2018
Hartal in Khagrachhari on Sunday, protesting Naniarchar attack
The Greater Parbatya Chhatra Parishad and Parbatya Odhikar Forum on Saturday called a dawn-to-dusk strike in Khagrachhari for Sunday, protesting the killing of a microbus driver in Friday's gun attack in Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati. Leaders and activists of the two groups also staged demonstrations, protesting the attack. They also demanded the release of three people who were reportedly abducted from Khagrachhari on April 16.
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On Friday, five people were killed and eight others injured in a gun attack on a microbus carrying followers of slain Naniarchar upazila parishad chairman Shaktiman Chakma to his funeral at Betchhari in Naniarchar. The  deceased were identified as United People's Democratic Front chief Tapan Jyoti Chakma, Jubo Samiti member Pronok Chakma alias Tanay, Sujon Chakma, Setu Chakma and the microbus’ driver Sajib Hossain. Earlier on Saturday, microbus owners and drivers formed a human chain and brought out a mute procession, demanding punishment of those involved in the murder of Sajib.
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The five, including Rajib, came under attack while going to attend the funeral of Shaktiman at his Kukurmara family crematory in Naniarchar. Fifty-five-year old Shaktiman, also a leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (MN Larma faction), was shot dead by unidentified persons in front of the upazila parishad complex on Thursday.