Fact finding body formed over Rangamati arson attack

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday formed three-member fact finding committee over the arson attack at three hill villages in Langadu upazila of Rangamari district, reports UNB.

Banchita Chakma, honorary member of NHRC, has been made head of the committee while the other members are – deputy director Gazi Salauddin of NHRC and assistant director Sajjadur Rahman.

The committee has been asked to submit report within four working days, said Farhana Syed, public relations officer of NHRC.

On Thursday, Nurul Islam Nayan, organising secretary of upazila Jubo League who used to carry passengers on his bike in exchange for money, was found dead alongside a road in Dighinala upazila of the district.

Following the incident, Bangalee settlers went on a rampage while heading towards a graveyard along with Nayan’s body for burial from the upazila headquarters on Friday.

They set fire to over 100 houses in the upazila headquarters and several villages, including Manikjorchhara and Tintila.

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