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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.


Bengali settler raped an under-age Marma girl in Sindukchari

On 4 September 2009 a Mulsim settler named Mohamed Ripan (35) raped an orphan Marma girl (13 years) of Nakbai Para of Sindukchari area under Mahalchari.

Mohamed Ripan, a construction labourer was brought by Mr. Babul contractor to work for construction of culvert of Drung stream at Nakbai village under Sindukchari union. The victim along with her family lives near the Drung stream. Mohamed Ripan frequently visits victimís house in the pretext of drinking water.

On 4 September 2009 victimís mother Ms. Myama Marma went to the Pathachara Buddhist temple to attend the funeral ceremony of the monk leaving victim alone at the home. Mohamed Ripan took advantage of this opportunity. He entered the house of the victim and raped the victim.

Victimís mother Ms. Myama Marma filed a rape case under section 10 of Women and Children Repression (Amendment) Act of 2003 against Mohamed Ripan on 15 September 2009. On 16 September statement of the culprit Mohamed Ripan and the victim was taken by the judicial magistrate court of Khagrachari district.


Sources:

Kapaeeng Foundation (A human rights organisation for Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh)
E-mail:kapaeeng.watch@gmail.com, kapaeeng.foundation@micico.ch
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