3 UPDF men abducted
Three activists of United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF) were abducted by criminals from Shuknachhari village under Lakkhichhari upazila on Wednesday night. They are Shanti Kumar Chakma, 45, son of Late Bidyadhar Chakma, Ananda Chakma, 43, son of late Birajmoni Chakma and Suruj Kanti Chakma, 40, son of Ranjon Mohon Chakma of the village. Police quoting local people said, a masked gang numbering 12 to 14 entered into the village around 11:30pm and kidnapped the three men one after another at gunpoint. Officer in-charge of Lakkhichhari police station Kamrul Islam said, no one from the victims' families came to file any complaint and adding that police are trying to rescue the abducted three. They might have been adducted for ransom or regional political conflicts, he added.