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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Recent violence against indigenous women

Recent violence  against indigenous women in CHT

27 March 2013

An indigenous Chakma girl raped in Sajek

On 24 February 2013 a 13-year indigenous Chakma girl was reportedly raped by a Bengali settler at Nakshachari village under Sajek union of Baghaichari upazila in Rangamati district.

It is learnt that the incident happened on that day around 3:00 pm while the victim went out for a walk. Finding her alone, Md. Mamun, 21, son of Jalil, of Baghaihat bazaar, took her into a roadside jungle and committed rape on her.

The villagers recovered the girl from the jungle, but failed to nab Mamun as he escaped riding his motorbike. A rape case (no. 4, dated 24 February 2013) was filed with Baghaichari police station. Police arrested perpetrator Md. Mamun from his house. The victim was admitted at Rangamati district hospital for medical test. It is learnt that the medical test found positive.

An Indigenous Marma girl rescued in senseless condition from jungle in Rangamati

On 2 March 2013 an indigenous Marma girl was rescued with senseless condition from the jungle nearby Khipyapara-Asambastibast bridge under Rangamati municipality in Rangamati district. The victim was admitted at Rangamati district hospital with critical condition.

The victim informed that she was taken to a restaurant in Rauzan by three Bengali girl students. After having snacks, she along with three Bengali girls got up to an auto-rickshaw. After that, she became senseless. Later, she got sense and recovered herself at a jungle along with two Bengali youths including a government service holder. They tried to rape her, but she could narrowly escape. She tried to take shelter at the house of Bengali villagers, but they did not provide shelter. After few minutes, she became again senseless. Since then, she knows nothing.

The victim is from Kaukhali upazila under Rangamati district bordering to Rauzam upazila in Chittagong district.

Courtesy: Kapaeeng Foundation

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