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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rape of tribal woman sparks protest in Khagrachhari

Leaders of Hill Women's Federation (HWF) and Pahari Chhatra Parishad demanded immediate arrest of the rapist, who allegedly raped Rozina Tripura in Karkapara area under Panchhari Upazila of the district on September 24. They  made this demand at a rally held at Shanirbar Bazar of Khagrachhari town on Wednesday.

The leaders said that torturing of tribal women was rising day by day in the area as the local administration failed to take any legal action against the criminals.

They urged government to take proper initiative to ensure security of tribal women in the area.
General Secretary of central HWF Konika Dewan presided over the meeting while Sikha Chakma, member, and President of Sadar Thana Pahari Chhtra Parishad Supriya Chakma also spoke.

Later, the party leaders and activists with several hundred of tribal women and schoolgirls brought out a protest procession from Shanirbar Bazar area and marched the district town.

It may be said that on September 24, Rozina Tripura, wife of Pusparanjan Tripura, was raped at her house in absence of her husband.

Officer-in-Charge of Panchhari Police Station Alamgir Hossain said that the victim filed a case with the police station on Sunday.

In the FIR, the victim alleged that a man named Karim from Mollapara area of the upazila entered her Karkapara resident around 11:00am in absence of her husband and raped her.

Police  is trying to arrest the rapist, the OC added.

courtesy: the independent

More details about the incident could be found from our previous post: http://chtnewsupdate.blogspot.com/2011/09/jumma-women-raped-in-panchari.html

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