Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Minor girl killed after rape in Dighinala
News No. 37/2013, Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A 9-YEAR old Jumma girl has been killed after rape in Rengkarjya under Merung Union of Dighinala Upazila in Khagrachari district.

She was a third grade student of Joyonta Karbari Para Government Primary School.

According to sources, On Tuesday, 9 April, Champa Chakma and her younger brother went to jungle in Rangapani Chara, about a quarter kilometer from their home, to collect wild vegetables.

But she was forcibly taken away from there by three Bengali settlers, according to her brother, who was able to escape from the scene.

Her parents made frantic searches for her for two days and finally found her lying dead in Rangapani Chara area at 6pm today.

The police rushed to the spot and took her body under its custody, her relatives told
The Hill Women’s Federation president, Konika Dewan, has condemned the rape and murder of Champa Chakma and demanded the immediate arrest of the culprits.

‘It has almost become a routine for the army and Bengali settlers to resort to violent actions in the days leading up to the Boisabi, the largest festival of the indigenous Jumma peoples.’ she said, adding that the apparent aim is to foil the festival itlself.
She also referred to the 5 April settler attacks in Matiranga in which 10 Jumma villagers were injured and the whole 27 families of the village found themselves fleeing to another village.

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