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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jumma woman raped in Nakhyongchari

A JUMMA woman has been raped by a gang of robbers in PHP Rubber
Plantation Camp No. 8 under Byshari Union in Nakhyongchari Upazila of
Bandarban district, reports Samakal, a Bengali daily, published from
Dhaka. http://samakal.com.bd/details.php?news=70&action=main&menu_type=&option=single&news_id=148061&pub_no=662&type=
The paper, however, has not mentioned the identity of the victim --
obviously because of the social stigma suffered by rape victims in

The incident took place on Sunday night (10 April) when an organized
gang of 12 – 14 robbers came to loot the Rubber Plantation Camp.

The robbers took away raw rubber worth about Taka 200,000, a mobile
phone set and some cash.

They confined Mohammad Hossain, the night guard, Mohammad Hassem, the
imam of the mosque and four others in a room and then raped the woman.

The police and senior Executive Director of the Rubber Plantation,
Roush Ahmmed, visited the spot.

Quamrul Islam, Sub-Inspector of Byshari Union Police station, said he
had received verbal complaint about a Jumma woman being raped by a
gang of robbers.

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