News No. 130/2012, Friday, December 15, 2012
A JUMMA girl has been reportedly subjected to attempted rape by a Bengali settler in Panchari under Khagrachari district.
According to sources, the incident occurred on 13 December, at about 4:30pm, when Heten Bala Tripura of Basha Karbari Para village of Moratila under Ultachari Union, Panchari, went to fetch water from a nearby stream.
One Hassan Ali, 30, son of Mujibur Rahman of Mollapara village of Ultachari Union grabbed her from behind and attempted to rape her.
However, the 17-year old girl was somehow able to free herself and ran away from him.
She told her agonizing story to her mother and on 14 December, village elders of both Tripura and Bengali communities met in arbitration to settle the matter, victim’s father Helendra Tripura said.
The Hill Women’s Federation General Secretary, Rina Dewan, has condemned the incident.