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Ruikrashu Marma

On 4 December 2007 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settler raped indiegnous Buddhist girl Miss Ruikrashu Marma (10) when she was going to school in Ramgarh of Khagrachari district. Indigenous women and girls in CHT are in constant threat of rape.


A Bengali settler rape a handicapped woman in Dighinala

On 31 July 2009 a physically handicapped indigenous Chakma woman (20) of Dighir Parh of Boradom under Dighinala upazila in Khagrachari district was raped by a field worker of Grameen Bank named Nazrul Islam.

On that day at around 3:30 pm, Nazrul Islam went to Dighir Parh by a motorbike to collect the installment of micro credit. He entered the house of the victim in the pretext of drinking water and raped the victim when he found her alone. At that time, victimís parents were not at the home.

A case was filed with Dighinala police station by the victimís parents. But the culprit is yet to be arrested. A procession protesting against the rape was brought out by Hill Womenís Federation and students of different educational institutions in Dighinala on 1 August 2009 demanding punishment of the culprit.


Sources:

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

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