It is alleged that the attack was led by Md. Barek s/o late Mannan, Md. Mahedul s/o Sheikh Kabiruddin, Kasem member s/o Shamsul Haq, Md. Mohar s/o Jalaluddin, Md. Ismail s/o Nehar Khan, Md. Tarekul s/o Abu Bakar Molla and Nazarul s/o Nehar Khan.
Sumanananda Bhikku, acting principal of the temple, alleged that he could narrowly escape as he took shelter in the jungle when attacked.
During the attack, the house and valuables of Bimal Chakma neighboring the Buddhist meditation centre have also become under breaking and looting of the Bengali settlers.
It is learnt that on 27 January 2012 one Agar (a medicinal tree) cultivator named Md. Shah Alam (45) was killed by unidentified miscreants at Harinchara Bill area. Following the killing, without any clue, nearby Bengali settlers indiscriminately attacked upon the Buddhist temple.
On 29 January 2012 a delegation of Parbatya Bhikku Sangha, an organization of Buddhist monks, led by Dharma Nanda Mahathera, vice-president of Central Committee, visited the spot.
Later, leaders of the Buddhist monks organised a press briefing at the Buddhist temple and demanded immediate punishment of the attackers through forming a probe committee and conducting proper investigation of the fact. They also condemned the killing of Md. Shah Alam. At that time, Nandiya Mahathera, Central Organising Secretary, Agrojyoti Sthavir, Publicity Secretary, Dharmananda Mahathera, President of Bilaichari branch, Arjya Lonker Thera, General Secretary, Headman Jyotin Chandra Tanchaungya, Milan Tanchaungya, member of Jibtali union were also present in the press briefing.
On that day, in the morning, Bilaichari Army Zone Commander Lt. Colonel Kaiser Hasan Malik also visited the spot and talked to indigenous and Bengali people. He gave the people assurance of arrest of the killer/s of Md. Shah Alam and compensation of damages of the Buddhist temple.
courtesy: Kapaeeng Foundation