Hartal called in Panchhari today | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, August 21, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, August 21, 2009

Killing, Rape

Hartal called in Panchhari today

Samo Odhikar Andolan and its student front Parbatya Bangalee Chhatra Parishad have jointly called a dawn to dusk hartal today at Panchhari upazila in Khagrachhari protesting the killing after rape of a woman of Islampur village in the upazila.
Police said, the agitating activists of the organisations had called the hartal protesting the killing of Nasima, 23, and demanding immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of killers.
Nasima, 23, wife of Mohammad Khokon Mian, went missing on Monday noon when she went to the jungle to collect firewood.
Police recovered her body from neighbouring indigenous village Modonmohanpara on Tuesday night.
Central Chhatra Parishad president Mohammad Alamgir Kabir and Panchhari Upazila Samo Odhikar Andolan president Dr Habibur Rahman in a press release urged people to make the programme a success and demanded the authority take stern action.
Tension prevails between indigenous people and Bangalee settlers in the areas and many indigenous people of the village left their houses fearing a clash, sources said.

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