Rangamati Killings: 40-50 unnamed people sued
02:33 AM, March 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:36 AM, March 21, 2019

Rangamati Killings: 40-50 unnamed people sued

Police last night filed a case against 40 to 50 unidentified assailants with Rangamati's Baghaichhari Police Station in connection with Monday's killings.

Seven people, including two polling officials and four Ansar men, were shot dead in Baghaichhari on Monday during the second phase of upazila polls.

Akther Hossain, sub-inspector of the police station, filed the case, officers told The Daily Star.

Besides, a seven-member probe committee led by Additional Secretary Dipak Chakrabarty is supposed to visit the scene today.

Meanwhile, Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti yesterday, protested what it said was an “attempt to link them” with the killings by a certain quarter and stated that the organisation had nothing to do with the crimes.

“Such a statement will obstruct proper investigation…” it said in a press release.

The situation in the area still remained tense two days after the killings. A weekly haat (market) in Baghaichhari town saw fewer than usual number of customers yesterday.

Rangamati Awami League held a rally in the district town demanding action against the killers.

Baghaichhari Primary Teachers Association formed a human chain demanding justice for the two primary school teachers killed on Monday.

NO CASE IN BILAICHHARI

Meanwhile, no case was filed over the killing of Bilaichhari AL chief on Tuesday, said Parvez Ali, officer-in-charge of Bilaichari Police Station.

A two-day long blockade by local AL ended yesterday without any incident.

On Tuesday, Suresh Kanti Tanchangya, AL president in the upazila, was gunned down, less than 24 hours into Monday's killings.

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