Mar 2015
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HR Report No: 3/2015 [VAW- CHT]                                                         Wednesday 11th March, 2015

An Indigenous Chakma teenage girl studying in 10th standard at Babusora High School was gang-rape by Bnagladesh Chattra league activist in Kabakhali area under Dighinala upazila, Khagrachhati  district on Monday, 10/03/2015, night. 

According to our correspondent, the victim along with her two male friends were returning home from a religious function arranged at Diginala Bana Vihar around 11:30 PM. Suddenly, four alleged rapists came by and took them to Kobakhali Bazaar saying they were being called by some PCP (Pahari Chattra Porishad ) leaders.  Then, they capture and beat up tow male friends in Shaboj Shango Club house and took her to a nearby tobacco field in KabaKhali area and violated her. 

Victim’s mother filed a case against four culprits namely; MD Shahria Sohel (26), MD: Shohak (32), MD: Shieful Islam (26) and Amir Hossian at Diginala Police Stattion. After primary interrogation, the victim was sent to Khagrachhari Adhunik Sadar Hospital for medical test.

Police yesterday arrested one of the alleged rapists, Mohammad Shahriar Sohel (26) president of Chhatra League. 

Hill Women Federation and Pahari Chhatra Porishod bringout procession with banner regarding this occurrence. Moreover, many human rights base organization express deep concern.

in the interim, in a press release issued yesterday, Iqbal Bahar and Mongsaprue Marma, president and general secretary of BCL district unit, said they determined to permanently exorcise Sohel for his involvement and asked the Dighinala unit to take necessary steps in this regard.





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