News No. 114/2013, Saturday, September 28, 2013
A JUMMA woman reportedly raped by an illegal Bengali settler has committed suicide in Matiranga under Khagrachari district.
Namita Tripura, 20, took her life Friday when the incident became public. She worked as a house maid in the house of Milon Kanti Tripura, an ex-chairman of Matiranga Union, in the village of Jagannath Mondir Para in Matiranga.
According to sources, on Friday night (27 September) Hafizur Islam Ripon, 26, son of Jainal Abedin of Matobbor Para under Ward No. 6 of Matiranga Municipality, entered the room of Namita Triprua and raped her.
Hafizur tried to flee, but Milon Kanti Tripura and his wife caught him.
As the incident became public, Namita, daughter of late Sokendra Tripura of Ram Dayal Karbari Para, hanged herself in her room for shame.
The police have arrested Hafizur Islam, but are refusing to register a case in this connection.
“I went to Matiranga Thana this morning to file a case against Ripon, but the police would not register it,” alleged Milon Kanti Tripura.
The police have sent the dead body to Khagrachari Sadar Hospital for post mortem examination.----------------