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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bangladesh: Minority "Tripuri" girl raped by Bengali Muslim settler in Sindukchari

Submitted by: Kapaeeng Foundation
On 13 September 2009 a Tripura girl (18 years) of Manjoy Karbari Para of Sindukchari area under Mahalchari upazila in Khagrachari district was tried to rape by a Bengali settler named Md. Alamgir (27) s/o Altaf Munsi of Muslim Para of Sindukchari area.
It is learnt that on that day around 11.00 am victim was taking lunch for her father at Jum field of Choto Mura Para under Sindukchari, at that time Md. Alamgir blocked her and tried to be closed by talking with the victim. But failing to be closed, Alamgir first hit victim from the back that cause to falling lunch basket from hand of victim. At this stage, victim tried to run for escaping, but Alamgir caught her from the back.
At a stage of scuffle, victim became naked and was pulled to the bottom of hill of Paisongchara. Then Alamgir tried to rape and kill by holding victim’s throat tight. Hearing the shouts, victim’s father Shaheed Kumar Tripura proceeded toward the spot. Sensing the present of victim’s father, Alamgir rapidly left the spot. Victim sustained several injuries including nose and mouth. After rescuing his daughter, victim’s father Mr. Matindra Kumar Tripura went to the office of the Sindukchari union and put objection before the chairman and members of the union. At that time, Mr. Rashedul Islam Bhuiyan, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Guimara police station was also present at Sindukchari union office. But he did not take any action against the culprit. Victim filed a case under section 10 of Women and Children Repression (Amendment) Act of 2003 against Md. Alamgir on 13 September 2009.
But police did not arrest the culprit so far.Durbar Network and several women organisation organised press conference protesting violence against Jumma women including following three incidents, such as- (1) rape of Chakma woman (20 yrs) with disabilities by Grameen Bank named Nazrul Islam in Dighinala on 31 July 2009, (2) killing of Ponemala Tripura by Bengali settlers on 3 September 2009 at Sindukchari and (3) rape and kidnapping of Tripura girl (18 yrs) by Md. Alamgir on 13 September 2009.The rights groups demanded arrest and trial of Bengali settlers involved with these incidents.

Bangladesh: Marma girl raped and then kidnapped by Bengali Muslim settler in Sindukchari

Report submitted by: Kapaeeng Foundation

On 4 September 2009 an orphan Marma girl (13 years) of Nakbai Para of Sindukchari area under Mahalchari upazila in Khagrachari district was raped and then kidnapped by Bengali settler named Md. Ripan (35) s/o Shahjahan Patowari of Zianagar village under Manikchari upazila in Khagrachari district.It is learnt that Md. Ripan, a construction labour who has two wives was brought as labourer by Mr. Babul contractor Tintahari village of Manikchari upazila to work for construction of culvert of Drung stream at Nakbai village under Sindukchari union. The victim along her family lives near the Drung stream.
Md. Ripan frequently visits victim’s house in the name of drinking of water.On 4 September 2009 victim’s mother Ms. Myama Marma went to the Pathachara Buddhist temple to attend the funeral ceremony of the monk leaving victim alone at the house. By taking advance of this opportunity, Md. Ripan entered the house of victim and offered victim to go with him for searching job at garment factory.
At a stage, Md. Ripan raped the victim and then kidnapped forcefully. Victim was taken to Noakhali district. On 14 September 2009 two constables named Md. Rafiq and Tajul Islam arrested Md. Ripan along with the victim in Noakhali while Md. Ripan along the Marma girl was suspiciously moving there. Md. Ripan and victim were handed over to the Guimara police station on 15 September 2009. On that day, victim’s mother Ms. Myama Marma filed a raping and kidnapping case under section 10 of Women and Children Repression (Amendment) Act of 2003 against Mr. Ripan on 15 September 2009.
On 16 September statement of the culprit Md. Ripan and the victim was taken by the judicial magistrate court of Khagrachari district.On 15 September the victim was taken to Khagrachari district hospital for medical check-up. But the medical report is yet to be received.