The daylong strike, enforced by ruling Awami League, in Rangamati district protesting against the killing of Jurachhari upazila AL organising secretary Arabindu Chakma, was observed peacefully across the district on Thursday.
No vehicle was seen plying on roads and educational institutions and business establishments remained closed.
In the morning, AL leaders and activists brought out processions in different areas of the district town supporting the strike.
They chanted slogans against Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity, blaming the organisation for the killings and attacks on AL leaders and activists.
The ruling party also held a rally at Banarupa in the town. While addressing the rally, speakers alleged that PCJSS had been committing crimes with illegal arms and ammunitions in the hilly district targeting AL men.
They urged the administration to arrest the killers of Arabindu as soon as possible.
Former Chittagong hill tracts affairs state minister and Rangamati district AL president Dipanker Talukder, AL Rangamati unit general secretary Musa Matabber, and vice-president Nikhil Kumar Chakma spoke at the rally, among others.
Meanwhile, unidentified miscreants attacked the house of the district Mahila Awami League vice-president, Jharna Khisa, 55, in Bijoynagar Valedi adam area in Rangamati town and stabbed her and beat up her husband and son on early Thursday.
Local people said that miscreants attacked the AL leader’s house around 12:30am and hacked her and beat up her husband Jitendra Lal Chakma and younger son Ramon Krishna Chakma.
Jharna was taken to Rangamati General Hospital after the incident; and later, she was shifted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital as her condition deteriorated.
Kotwali police officer in-charge Satyajit Barua said that so far, no case was filed and none was held in this connection.
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