News No. 129/2015: Thursday, August 20, 2015
A 16-YEAR-OLD Tripura girl was gang-raped in Lama Upazila in the Southern CHT district of Bandarban on Tuesday.
William Tripura, president of Lama Upazila branch of Bangladesh Tripura Kallyan Sangsad, filed a criminal case against three Bengalis, including two employees of Lama Health Complex, under section 9(3) of the Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act 2000 in this connection. (Case No. 07, dated 19/08/2015)
He accused three persons of raping the girl who had been admitted to Lama Upazila Health Complex earlier on 17 August.
Of these three accused, Noor Muhammad, 25, an employee of Lama Upazila Health Complex, was arrested by police yesterday.
The other two suspects -- Shah Alam, 50, another employee of the Health Complex, and Md. Selim, 28, a local resident -- are still at large, but the police said they were trying to arrest them too.
The CHT Women Association (Nari Sangha) and Hill Women’s Federation have condemned the rape of the Tripura girl and demanded that exemplary punishment be meted out to the culprits.