News No.132/2015: Friday, August 28, 2015
A BENGALI rickshaw-puller reportedly broke into a house to rape a 16-year-old Jumma (Tripura) girl in Matiranga, Khagrachari.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night, 26 August, (at 2:00am to be precise) when Md. Gazol Hossain, 40, entered the room where the victim, a class nine student of Matiranga vocational school, and her younger brother were sleeping.
The brother awoke after hearing sounds of Gazol’s footsteps or something like that and saw him, who lives in a rented house near their rented-house at Chowdhury Para in Matiranga town.
The boy awoke his sister and screamed, drawing a crowd of Jumma boys living nearby; but by then Gazol had run away.
The next day the Jumma boys caught Gazol, but the police took him under their protection.
It is not known if any charges were brought against him, but the Jumma boys alleged that the police were searching for them in connection with ‘catching’ Gazol.
They fear that the police may use the incident to harass them.----------------