The headman and his four sons have been beaten and hacked to death over a dispute over superstition. The incident took place on Thursday night (February 24) at Abu Para in Ward 7 of Galenga Union in Ruma Upazila.
The deceased were identified as Abupara Karbari (thorp head) Lorui Mro, his son Rumthui Mro, Langin Mro, Men Y Mro and Ringrao Mro.
It is learned that there was a dispute between the locals of Abui Para of Galenga Union of Ruma Upazila over the arbitration and amulet charging of the locals. On Thursday night, the people of the neighborhood got angry and At one stage of the altercation, five members of the same family, including village head, were beaten to death.
Bandarban Superintendent of Police (SP) Jerin Akhtar said, “We have received reports that five members of the same family, including a neighbor, were killed in Abui Para in the remote Galangya Union of Rumara. A police team is on its way to the spot. Being a remote place, it is getting late.”