Agartala: The fresh incident of violence between two factions of rebel outfits killing two persons in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh has caused serious concern in the area. The authorities are apprehensive that if the violence continues between the rival factions, it may affect the drive against coronavirus in the hilly districts of Tripura.
It has caused concern on the Indian side as previous experience says whenever violence erupted in CHT, members of the rebel groups are prone to take shelter in the adjoining Indian villages. In view of this, the bordering districts also have been alerted especially due to reported spread of coronavirus in the CHT districts.
It is learned that a group of armed people attacked two members of the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (Prasit Group) at Bancharri under Dighinala upa-zilla of Khagracharri district killing both of them on the spot. Sadibba Kumar Chakma (35) and Angel Chakma (37) were attacked when they were playing chess in front of their house.
Niran Chakma, a spokesman of the UPDF (Prasit Group) condemned the incident but refrained from naming any militant outfit. However, it is believed that the Jana Sanghati Samity might be behind the incident.
Sporadic incidents of violence between the rival groups of the militants are taking place almost every day but after the killing of two important members of the UPDF, the situation is likely to deteriorate further.