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Chakma mother and victim of Teknaf
On 30 May 2012 Bangladesh police and Muslim settlers raided indigenous Buddhist villages of Howaikyong area under Teknaf in Cox’s Bazaar. In this attack 12 Chakma villagers were severely wounded. 7 Chakma villagers including 4 minors were arrested without warrant. One pregnant woman prematurely gave birth to a baby due to torture and several women were sexually harassed.

Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Chakma housewife raped Dighinala

On 18 September 2012 at 2.00 pm, a Muslim settler raped an indigenous Chakma housewife in Nalkata village under Kobakhali union under Dighinala sub-district in Khagrachari district.

The 25-year old housewife was raped by Mohamed Azhar (25) son of Gofur Ali of North Milonpur when she went up the hill nearby their house to herd their cows back to the barn. Azhar, who lay in wait, grabbed her from behind and raped her. She was left unconscious and was recovered later by her husband Chittigulo Chakma. Her husband recovered her with injury marks on her body which suggest that she might have struggled to extricate herself from what many described as the ‘beast’. She was at first admitted to Dighinala upazila hospital but later shifted to Khagrachari district hospital. A case was filed, but police did not arrest culprit.


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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