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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

An indigenous girl sexually harassed by her Bengali teacher in Rangamati and another girl raped by setter student in Khagrachari

An indigenous girl sexually harassed by her Bengali teacher in Rangamati and another girl raped by setter student in Khagrachari

27 March 2013

A school teacher arrested on a charge of sexual harassment in Rangamati

School Management Committee (SMC) of Jibtoli Chaiman Para Government Primary School assured that recently a school teacher has been accused on a charge of sexual harassment of his own girl students in Jiptoli area of Rangamati Sadar upazila under Rangamati district.

The SMC members inform that, the students’ guardians, the local authority including some village respected brought a complaint against a culprit named Arup Kumar Mutsuddi, who has been harassing his girl students sexually minimum 5-7 students for seven to eight months. But the victims were silent for social security and safety issue. One day, a school girl discussed about her observation with her parent about the teacher’s objectionable activities with other girl students.

Following the allegation from the student guardians called for immediate meeting, and thereafter, found solid evidence when many of the students confirmed that they were sexually harassed by culprit Arup Kumar Mutsuddi. 

However, a case has been filed against the perpetrator with the technical help of BLAST with Rangamati police station under the law of Prevention of Oppression against Women and Children Act 2000. On 21 March 2013 police arrested the alleged perpetrator from a town of Rangamati. In the meantime, the school students and local people organized a human chain demanding immediate of suspension from his job in front of Deputy Commissioner Office in Rangamati. 

An 8-year indigenous Marma girl raped by Bengali settler student in Guimara

 On 26 March 2013, a Bengali settler boy (14) Md. Belal Hossain s/o Md. Nurul Islam of Kalapani village, allegedly raped an indigenous Marma girl (8), who is a school student of class III of Hapchari government primary school of the Hapchari mouza under Guimara police station in Ramgarh upazila of Khagrachari district. It is learnt that the girl went to attend a sport program at her school in the celebration of Independence Day of Bangladesh.  On her way, Md. Belal Hossain suddenly seized and raped her forcibly in quiet place. The survivor bled profusely as was admitted to Khagrachari Sadar hospital. A case was filed with the Guimara police station in connection with the incident. Police arrested the culprit.


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