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Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Tripura girl allegedly murdered in CHT

A Tripura girl allegedly murdered in CHT
On 15 November 2010 a Tripura girl named Ms Koshmoti Tripura (14) s/o Shanto Kumar Tripura of village Brajendra Karbari Para of Doliya mouza under Matiranga upazila of Khagrachari district was killed after rape. Her mutilated body has been recovered from a jungle in Matiranga under Khagrachari district on 22 November 2010.
It is learnt that Ms Koshmoti Tripura went missing on 15 November while working in a paddy field near their house in the village of Brajendra Karbari Para. Her mutilated body was recovered one week later from a jungle.
Police arrested Md. Bablu, Md. Shafique and Md. Jafar of village Palashpur of Matiranga Upazila and Chhuto Ali of village Adorsho Gram of Matiranga Upazila in Khagrachari district on suspicion of being involved in the murder. A case has been filed with Matiranga police station in this connection. The police sent her body to Khagrachari Sadar Hospital for autopsy on 23 November 2010.
On 25 November 2010 at 10 am CHT Women Resource Newtwork and TSF organised a human chain in front of Khagrachari press club protesting said gang rape and killing.

A Tripura shopkeeper wounded by a Bengali settler in CHT
On 23 November 2010 a Tripura shopkeeper named Bishwachan Tripura (42) s/o Hug Kumar Tripura of village Sindukchari under Sindukchari union Mahalchari Upazila in Khagrachari district was attacked by a Bengali settler named Khairul Islam s/o Ajgor Ali of Sindukchari.
It is learnt that at a stage when being altercation regarding business transaction at the shop of Mr. Tripura at Sindukchari Bazaar, Khairul Islam suddenly hit Bishwachan Tripura on his head firstly with stick and then with a cup and Mr. Tripura became senseless. He was taken with senseless at army hospital (army camp) near the Sindukchari bazar. The people who were present at the time of incident brought Khairul Islam to the Camp Commander but Camp Commander did not take any step against him. At a stage, the culprit could escape. Relatives of Biswchan Tripura went to police station to file case but police did not accept to receive the case.
It is mentionable that Khairul Islam was a defendant of murder case of Ponemala Tripura of Sindukchari village.  Bengali settlers have been trying to uproot Bishwachan Tripura from this market. Relatives believe that the attack was made as part of uprooting him from his business.


Kapaeeng Foundation
(An Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh)
Shalma Garden, House # 23/25, Road # 4, Block # B, PC Culture Housing, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Telephone: +880-2-8190801
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