Miscreants allegedly set ablaze 350 acres of jhum land at Rengyenpara, Langkompara and Joychandrapara on 26 April 2022, following which several people were arrested.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ordered the district administration and the superintendent of police to take legal action against the rubber company and rehabilitate the people of Mri and Tribura.
Rengyen Mru, chief of Rengyenpara, said that more than 100 people from Lama Rubber Industries carrying sticks came to the area in a truck around 1:00 am on Monday. After this they raided the houses raising slogans of ‘Catch the dead’. Hearing the noise, the Mru people fled into the nearby forest.
While leaving, the miscreants ransacked four houses, set the houses on fire and looted everything including cattle, chickens, blankets and solar panels.