army in the village of South Sapchari under Manikchari Upazila in
According to local sources, at 2:30pm a group of army personnel led by
Major Sadat of Sindukchari zone in two army vehicles raided the
village of South Sapchari and surrounded the house of Thoaichau Marma,
The soldiers searched the house but found nothing incriminating. They
also interrogated his daughter, Machiu Marma, 25, about “terrorists”
meaning members of the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF).
“Do you know the terrorists? Where do they live? Do they often come to
your village?” such were the questions the soldiers put to her.
They also threatened her to subject her to “Banch Dholai”, a special
method of torture in which a person’s body is pressed and rolled
between two or more bamboo poles.
When she said she did not know anything about “terrorists” an army men
hit her on the forehead with a bamboo stick, wounding her seriously.