400 sued over Langadu arson attack


MNA National Desk: More than 400 people were sued on charges of attacking and torching 100 houses in Langadu upazila of Rangamati following the killing of a Juba League leader.

Langadu Police Station sub-inspector Dulal filed the case accusing 15 named and around 400 unnamed people on Friday night.

Meanwhile, police also arrested seven people in connection with the arson attack. To prevent untoward situations, the local administration imposed section 144 in the upazila.

LangaduOn Thursday, Nurul Islam Nayan, organizing secretary of upazila Jubo League who used to carry passengers on his motorcycle in exchange for money, was found dead by a road in Dighinala upazila.

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

They set fire to over 100 houses in the upazila headquarters and several villages.