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Monday, February 1, 2010

Abduction and conversion of minority girl in Sirajganj: HRCBM-Sirganj's protest

Source: HRCBM-Bangladeesh

The organizing secretary of HRCBM-Sirajganj District Unit and a correspondent of the daily star informs HRCBM-Bangladesh that an abduction and conversion incident of 15 years old minority going girl took place at Tamai Paschimpar, under PS Belkuchi of District.

It is informed that on 19th January 2010 the victim ( Rupa Rani Haldar) was kidnapped by perpetrators from the door step of her residence. The witnesses informed that for illegal purposes the victim girl was kidnapped and a marriage was solemnized between the girls and accused number 1- Shah Alam S/o Ashraf Ali of Tamai Paschimpar, under PS Belkuchi, District Sirajganj to show that the kidnapping was legal.

Ratan Chandra Haldar (complainant and father of the victim girl) produced a birth certificate where the date of birth of the victim was 1.12.1994 and he lodged F.I.R. at Belkuchi Police station being case No. 09 dated 21.07.2010 under section 7/30 ( Abduction with malafide intention) of Nari-O-Shishu Nirjatan Ain, 2003 against the perpetrators.

Police arrested Shah Alam today 1 February 2010. As per birth certificate the date of birth of victim girl is 1st December 1994. And as per birth record the age of the girl on 21 .1.2010 is about 15 years 1 month 20 days.

RALLY, MEMO TO District Administration of Sirajganj

The Daily Star ( 1 February 2010 ) reports : A rally was held in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office here yesterday to press the demand for rescue of an abducted schoolgirl and arrest of the culprits.

Several hundred people, including teachers, lawyers, politicians, journalists and socio-cultural activists, joined the rally organised by HUMAN RIGHTS CONGRESS FOR BANGLADESH MINORITIES (HRCBM) SIRAJGANJ UNIT.

They later submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner Md. Humayun Kabir demanding immediate arrest and punishment of the persons involved in kidnapping the schoolgirl.

Speakers at the rally blamed the police for their failure to arrest the abductors even after 12 days of abduction of the girl. They threatened to launch a tougher agitation programme from Wednesday if the schoolgirl was not rescued within the next 24 hours.

A gang of criminals, led by Shah Alam, 22, son of Ashraf Ali of Tamai Pashchimpara village in Belkuchi upazila, picked up the clash nine student of Tamai Girls High School from their house at the same village on January 19.

Victim's father lodged a case against Shah Alam with Belkuchi Police Station on January 21.

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