Indigenous woman killed allegedly by settlers
An indigenous woman was chopped to death allegedly by some Bangalee settlers over land dispute at Ghilachhari Talukder para under Kawkhali upazila on Monday.
Victim Jharna Dewan,32, was wife of Alo Jyoti Dewan of village Talukder Para in Ghagra union under the upazila.
Kawkhali police recovered the body of the mother of three children from deep forest at night. The body bore several marks of injuries.
On Monday morning Jharna went to the nearby jungle to collect firewood. As she did not return home her relatives looked for Jharna at all possible places but in vain.
They informed Kawkhali police in the evening and police recovered her body from the deep forest at about 9:00 pm.
The husband of the victim yesterday filed a murder case with Kawkhali police station accusing two settlers--Idris Ali and Kashem. The suspected killers went into hiding soon after the filing of the case.
“So far we could gather, she was killed by some neighbours over ownership of a piece of disputed land,” Shayamol Barua, officer in-charge (OC) of Kawkhali police station told this correspondent yesterday.
Hill Women's Federation (HWF), a body in Chittagong Hill Tracts fighting against injustice to women, yesterday condemned the gruesome killing.