News No. 18/2015, Saturday, January 31, 2015
A 16-YEAR-OLD Jumma girl was reportedly raped in Ruma of Bandarban district on Wednesday, 28 January.
The victim, a class eight student of CRMH Residential School on the top of Keokradong mountain, was on her way to attend a cultural event organized by Bawm council when the incident took place.
Her elder brother Lal Lung Bawm said she had come to Ruma bazar from Sunsong Para village to buy school text books and participate in "Bawm conference for Friendship."
"When she was on her way to enjoy a cultural event at night, Salauddin Bappi (23), a jeep driver and her acquaintance, and Badsha Mian (36) pick her up, saying they were also going to take part in the same event. But instead of dropping her at the venue of the event, they took her to No. 1 Ghat, and then raped her," he said, adding that it was about 12 midnight when the incident took place.
A case has been filed under Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act in this connection.
The police arrested Salauddin Bappi but the other accused is still at large.----------------