Insurgents burn Buddhist temple, Chakma huts
AGARTALA: A Buddhist temple and several huts of the Chakma community were ransacked and torched by All Tripura Tiger Force insurgents in Dhalai district of Tripura, police said on Tuesday.
A group of ATTF insurgents raided Taichakma village on Sunday night and ransacked and set ablaze a thatched Buddhist temple, police said quoting delayed reports.
Villagers who tried to extinguish the flames were severely beaten up by the ultras who then set ablaze 13 huts belonging to five Chakma families, police said.
Earlier, insurgents of National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), which had served a notice in the hill areas last year warning of stern action against villagers who practise any other religion except Christianity, had on December five ransacked a Buddhist temple and took away scriptures and the idol in Almara village of south Tripura district.