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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Adibashi Child raped at Nachole-Chapai-Nowabganj, Bangladesh

Adibashi (Indigenous people) child has been raped at Nachole-Chapai Nowabganj District on May, 1,
2008. Press conference held and Memorandum of appeal submitted to local administration for arresting the perpetrators on 18th May, 2008 (The daily Manabjamin dated 18th May, 2008)

The leaders of Adibashi Parishad of Nachole Pargana and Dighali alongwith protesters handed over a Memorandum of appeal to the Deputy Commissioner, Chapai Nowabganj on 18th May, 2008 for immediate arrest of rapist. In the evening they also hold a press conference at the auditorium of Zilla Parisahad. They alleged that a most powerful group with the collusion of police on behalf of the perpetrator trying to destroy the proofs of rape. They also alleged that the negative Medical report of rape so obtained collusively from Medical College at Chapai-Nowabganj is far from truth.

On May 1, 2008 the perpetrator- Abdus Salam (50) at village Peerpur Sahanapara allured the Adibalshi child to eat mealie and thereby misguided the victim child, raped in a shop pushing some clothes on her mouth. As a result the child became senseless and her bloody body was taken to Nachole Health Centre for admission and treatment. The victim was transferred to Chapai Nowabganj Sadar Hospital as the condition of the victim deteriorated.

Although police was informed in time, police neglected to arrest the perpetrator and he escaped.

In the memorandum of appeal it has been alleged that Md. Kowser Ali, brother of a Union Parishad member was indulging such heinous crime and he gave shelter of the perpetrator. Perpetrators, not only busy with offering bribe to local administration, but also trying to suppress the material facts with corrupted means. In the press conference Adibashi leaders– Benzamin Hamda, Bhagabat Tuvo, Nicholas Murmu were present.

HRCBM representative talked with M.H. Nuruzzaman – Superintendent of Police, Chapai-Nowabganj (Mobile No. 088-01713373813). He confirmed that although the case is true but the medical report of the Medical Board found negative and he can not interfere the medical board with regard genuineness of the incident of rape. He did not want to talk more and disconnected his telephone line.

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