The government has promised to bring the perpetrators of the arson attack on Adivasi people to book
Police have arrested two suspects over the murder of a Jubo League leader in Khagrachhari’s Dighinala that triggered a deadly attack by settler Bangalis on the Adivasis in Rangamati’s Langadu.
Jonel Chakma and Royel Chakma were detained from Sadar-Charmail and Dighinala areas on Friday afternoon, Khagrachhari district police chief Ali Ahmed said.
Police recovered the body of for-hire motorcycle driver and Jubo League leader Nurul Islam Noyon, a resident of Langadu, on June 1 from Dighinala.
Bangali settlers, blaming the indigenous people for Noyon’s death, set fire to houses and shops of the Adivasi people in Langadu on June 2, killing a 75-year-old woman in the arson attack.
Pictures showing the plight of hundreds of Adivasis, fleeing their homes to save themselves, circulated on social media, triggering a massive outrage.
A protest against the violence at Dighinala of Khagrachhari held on June 4. Police and army personnel dispersed the protesters shortly after it started. Soldiers punched and beat some of the protesters with sticks, leaving at least seven people with minor injuries.
The government has promised to bring the perpetrators of the arson to book.