A Chakma villager and his wife were brutally beaten up by the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Lungsen block in Lunglei district, Mr John Tanpuia (Mizoram Civil Service, MCS) at Siphirtlang sub village under Lungsen village council in Lunglei district of Mizoram on 23 September 2011. Reason: The victim, Lobindra Chakma (44 years), s/o Chitra Kumar Chakma had complained to the Deputy Commissioner, Lunglei against denial of wages under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The BDO had asked Lobindra Chakma to saw teak logs which he refused on the grounds that he did not have partners. (one man cannot saw logs).
Later, Lobindra Chakma was huddled into the BDO’s vehicle and taken to his quarter at Lungsen. Lobindra Chakma has not returned home till today. His whereabouts are unknown.
On 26 September 2011, Young Chakma Association (YCA) and Young Mizo Association (YMA) held meetings and launched joint search operations but could not locate the Chakma.