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Friday, February 11, 2011

A Jumma woman raped by Bengali settlers in Naikhyongchari

A Jumma woman raped by Bengali settlers in Naikhyongchari

On 10 February 2011 a 22 year-old Jumma woman (Isarum Tripura) was raped by two Bengali settlers in Naikhyongchari upazila under Bandarban district in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). The victim was admitted at Naikhyongchari upazila hospital with serious injuries.
It is learnt that the victim is the wife of Habiram Tripura of Shilajiri Tripura Para of Bakkhali mouza under Dochari union in Naikhyongchari upazila (sub-district). On that day in the morning she, accompanied by her brother-in-law Konaram Tripura (8), went to the farmland, 3 kms away from her home.
During working at farmland, around 10.30 am she was caught by five Bengali settlers who came there for work as day labourer and then raped by two of the settlers. The Bengali settlers ran away while the local villagers rushed there hearing the victim’s shout. It is also learnt that Bengali settlers tried to kill her while she was shouting. However, she narrowly escaped from killing as local villagers rushed there. Bengali settlers chopped victim with sharp metal weapon. Sources confirmed that victim sustained serious injuries on her right hand.
Among the two rapists, one of them was identified as Md. Dildar (35) s/o Mohammad Islam from Barbil area under Ramu upazila in Cox’s bazaar district.
No culprit was arrested by the police so far.
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