News No. 16/2015, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
A JUMMA woman was raped at Pankhaia Para in Khagrachari town on Wednesday, 28 January.
The local residents caught Dev Bikash Barua, 40, the rapist, and handed him over to the police.
The victim, a 20 years old woman from Marma community, is a house maid, working at retried army personnel Hlathoai Chowdhury's residence in Pankhaia Para.
Sort of a mentally disabled person, she originally hails from Nakrai Para, Guimara.
The rapist, Dev Bikash Barua, has a tailoring shop at Pankhaia Para and lives in a rented house at Battalion Area.
He is originally from Mohalchari and was discharged from the Bangladesh Army.
According to local residents, on the day of incident Dev Bikash Barua went to fetch drinking water from the tube well of Hlathoai Chwodhury, as he usually did every day.
Mr. Chowdhury and his wife were not at home at the time.
"Dev asked the victim to open the gate of the house and when she opened it, Dev pressed her mouth with his hands, forced her inside a bathroom and then raped her," a resident who had the opportunity to speak to the victim told chtnews.com.
She added that Dev had made the victim to take bath after raping her to destroy any evidence of rape.
After the incident a relative of Hlathoai Chowdhury went to his house and found her ill.
When asked about what made her sick, the victim narrated the whole incident to her.
Based on her information, local residents caught Dev Bikash Borua before handing him over to the police.
The victim was admitted to Khagrachari Hospital.
A case has been filed with Khagrachari police station in connection with the incident. [case no. 09, dated 28-01-2015]----------------