News No. 67/2015: Monday, May 11, 2015
A JUMMA woman was reportedly subjected to an attempted rape by a Bengali settler in Ramgarh.
The incident occurred on 7 May, but transpired on Sunday, 10 May.
The would-be rapist has been identified as Md. Sobuj (22) son of Uzir Mian from Bolturam Para village in Ramgarh.
A construction labourer, Sobuj originally hails from Sylhet district in the plain land.
According to sources, the 28-year-old victim was attacked when she went to a dug well near an under-construction bridge in Kalapani village under Patachara Union where Sobuj worked as a labourer.
Sobuj followed her to the well and asked for some water.
After drinking water, he grabbed her and tried to rape her. However, she fought back, and in the midst of their fight another woman of the village, Kandori Chakma, appeared there.
She saw the settler attempting to rape the victim, and seeing Kandori, Sobuj let go of her and silently went away.
The incident was kept secret in fear of social stigma and no complaint was made with the police in connection with the incident.