More than 80 families belonging to the minority community have left their village Kalilapur in Lalitbazar area and are camping in Ranirbazar Police Station (in Tripura). A great sense of insecurity prevails among the said families after their houses were allegedly looted, ransacked and burnt down by tribal people from the neighbouring village.
The entire incident was triggered by a fake news which went viral on the social media vis-à-vis a tribal girl being raped and molested by two youths belonging to the minority community from Kalilapur Village. The villagers of Kalilapur are “refusing” to go back to their village until adequate security arrangements are made and a permanent Tripura State Rifles camp is set up in the area.
Though the Revenue Minister NC Debbarma went to meet the tribal villagers to sort out the entire melee through dialogue but in vain. Later, top officials of the district and police administration including the District Magistrate (DM) and the Superintendent of Police (SP) rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control but till the filing of this report, the situation was “still volatile”.
The tribals urged Minister Debbarma not to allow the minority community people to return to Kalilapur Village. The district administration officials are trying their best to convince the tribal community villagers that the entire ‘rape’ news is a fake one but they do not seem to be convinced at all and are in no mood to bury the hatchet with the minority community people.