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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 kill an indigenous Chakma woman in Uluchara area of Rangamati

On 7 July 2012, Bengali Muslim settlers hacked to death a 45-year old indigenous Chakma woman in Uluchara area under Rangamati municipality in Rangamati district. It is suspected that the victim was raped before her death. The victim was identified as Ms. Bolimila Chakma, wife of Durgamoni Chakma from Suguripadachara village of Bhushanchara union under Barkal upazila of Rangamati district.

Bolimila Chakma came from Suguripadachara village of Barkal to her uncle Rajani Chakma’s home at Uluchara vilage of Rangamati town for medical treatment. On 7 July around 2.00 pm Bolimila Chakma went to a nearby stream around 400 feet away from her uncle’s house for taking a bath. As she did not return to house even after 2/3 hours, the relatives of victim went out for searching her. At a stage, at around 5:00 pm her relatives found the dead body of Bolimila Chakma in completely naked condition in nearby stream with deep cut on the neck and hands. The ear-ring and the necklace made of gold of the victim were also robbed.

The dead body was taken to Rangamati General Hospital. Till preparing the report, it is learnt that the post-mortem of the dead body will be done 8 July. Husband of the victim is supposed to come to Rangamati by tomorrow.

It is worth mentioning that murder, rape and violence against indigenous women and children in various parts of the country have been increasing at an alarming rate, particularly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. At least 19 incidents on violence against indigenous women from January 2012 to June 2012 have been documented. Of them, 2 indigenous girls whose aged 7 and 11 years were brutally killed after rape while 10 indigenous women were raped. Besides, 2 indigenous girls were abducted.


Kapaeeng Foundation
(A Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh)

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