News No. 123/2012, Monday, November 19, 2012
A 12-YEAR old Jumma girl was raped in Jurachari under Rangamati district on Friday night (16 November), reports Prothom Alo.
Citing the police and the victim’s family sources, the daily said ‘It was the first day of the Kathin Chibor Dana programme held at Subolong Branch of Bana Vihara (Buddhist temple). At around 10pm, the girl, along with her friends, was on her way to participate in the programme when a group of drunkard youth dragged her into the jungle and raped her.’
As the news of the incident became known, the local people rescued her in critical condition.
The victim’s father, Bhagyo Dhan Chakma, filed a case under Women and Child Repression Prevention Act against six persons.
They are Amio Chakma, 23, Roy Chakma, 23, Promod Chakma, 18, Sukhi Roy Chakma, 23, Batul Chakma, 18 and Rigen Chakma, 25 – all from Balukhali village in Jurachari.
Of them, Roy Chakma and Rigen Chakma are members of the student wing of the Jana Samhati Samiti (Santu group).
Rigen Chakma’s father, Niro Laksha Chakma, is an active member of the Santu group.
The victim is a resident of Balukhali village and a fifth grade student of a government primary school.
The paper quoted Md. Yusuf Siddiq, Officer in-charge of Jurachari police station, as saying: ‘None of the accused could be arrested. However we are trying to arrest them.’