Allegations of shooting dead 4 UPDF leaders including Vipul Chakma in Anilpara village of Logang area in Khagrachari’s Panchari. Apart from this, three people are missing. The incident took place in Pujgang area last Monday night.
The deceased are – Pahari Chhatra Parishad PCP former central president Vipul Chakma, PCP central vice-president Sunil Tripura, Democratic Youth Forum leader Liton Chakma and UPDF member Rahin Tripura.
The party’s district organizer Angya Marma said that the youth conference was supposed to be held on the initiative of Democratic Youth Forum in Manipur village of Pujgang today. Central leaders were staying in that village to attend the conference.
Angya Marma said that the miscreants entered the house and shot them dead on Monday night. The leaders of the party are blaming the UPDF Democratic Party in this incident.
Among the victims, Vipul Chakma’s house is in Karlyachhari Buddhadhan neighborhood of Ward No. 3 of Chengi Union. Sunil Tripura’s house is in Surendra Roja Headman neighborhood of Baranal Union of Matiranga Upazila. Liton Chakma’s house is in Droncharya Karbari neighborhood of Vhaibonchhara union of Khagrachari Sadar upazila. Ruhin Vikas lives in Padmini neighborhood of Upaltachhari union in Panchari, Tripura.
UPDF organizers Nitidutta Chakma, Harikamal Tripura and member Prakash Tripura are missing in the incident.
According to local sources, seven leaders and activists including Vipul Chakmas went to Logang area on Monday for organizational work. They were staying at a man’s house in the village called Anilpara at night. At this time between 10:00 and 11:00 at night, a group of miscreants attacked the house. After the murder, they left.
However, Democratic UPDF president Shyamal Chakma has denied his party’s involvement in the incident. He said, ‘There are several organizations in the mountains. They can make this happen.’
Shafiul Azam, OC of Panchari police station, said, ‘The local people’s representative informed me about the death of four people. We are preparing to go there.’