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Alpana Chakma
On 28 April 2012 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers raped and robbed an indigenous Buddhist Ms. Alpana Chakma (45) wife of Kaladhan Chakma of Jarulchara village of Longadu in Rangamati district. The victim was seriously wounded and admitted to Rabeta hospital in Longadu in senseless condition.

Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Chakma woman in Longadu

On 28 April 2012 at about 3:30 pm, Muslim settlers raped an indigenous Chakma woman named Ms. Alpana Chakma (45) wife of Kaladhan Chakma of Jarulchara village of Gulshakhali union under Longadu in Rangamati district. The Muslim settlers also assaulted and robbed her. The victim was seriously wounded and admitted to Rabeta hospital in Longadu in senseless condition.

On that day at about 3:15 pm victim Alpana Chakma left home for nearby Gulshakhali bazaar. At around 3:30 pm when she reached the Jarulchara area, half of the way to Gulshakhali bazaar, 2 Muslim settlers halted her. The Muslim settlers began to assault her with sharp knives. In the assault, she was deeply wounded on the left side of her head, seriously hit all around the body. Besides, the Muslim settlers also robbed golden necklace, nose-ring, cash Taka 5300 from her.

At a stage of the assault, hearing the scream of the victim, indigenous Chakma villagers namely Bidhan Bikash Chakma, Alo Bikash Chakma, Dipta Chakma and Sonayan Chakma rushed to the spot and found the woman screaming lying on the ground. Then they rapidly took her to Rabeta hospital of Longadu upazila headquarter. At that time, the victim became senseless and was admitted to Rabeta hospital. The victim confirmed the rescuers that the she was raped by the Muslim settlers.

It is also mentionable that as per the rescuers the victim could identify one of the culprits who belongs to Muslim settlers of Gulshakhali Choumuhani settler area. It is learnt that in the evening, vice chairman of Longadu upazila parishad Mr. Janey Alam, chairman of Atarakchara union Mr. Mangal Kanti Chakma, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Longadu police station Rejaul Haque, among others, visited the victim at hospital. Till preparing this report, none was arrested by police.


Sources:

Kapaeeng Foundation
(A Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh)
E-mail: kapaeeng.foundation@gmail.com, kapaeeng.watch@gmail.com
Web: www.kapaeeng.org

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