The incident occurred on 24 September in the village of Moratila
Khorgapara, about 12 kilometers south-west of Panchari Thana
headquarters, when the victim, Rozina Tripura, 18, was busy with her
one and a half-year baby at her Jum house.
Her husband Pushpa Ranjan Tripura said, “It was about 10am. My wife
was alone at home. Then an unknown Bengali settler came, asked for a
glass of drinking water and raped her.”
A case was filed in this connection, but the police could not arrest
the culprit till yesterday.
The Hill Women’s Federation has condemned the incident and expressed
outrage at the rising incident of sexual attacks on both Jumma and
Bengali women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
The HWF staged a protest march yesterday in Khagrachari town while M N
Larma faction of PCJSS brought out a procession in Panchari in protest
against the incident.