BANGLADESH HINDU: MINORITY SCHOOL GIRL GANG-RAPED BY MUSLIMS ON 29.09.2017 AT RUHIYA OF THAKURGAON DISTRICT

FACT FINDING BY BANGLADESH MINORITY WATCH :
Minority Hindu adolescent School girl (14 ) gang-raped on 29.09.2017 by five Muslim perpetrators at Ruhiya Akhangarh area of Thakurgaon District in Bangladesh. The unconscious victim girl was taken to nearest Medical center for treatment. ( Source : The Daily Bangladesh Protidin dated 30th September, 2017 )

Case No. 09 dated 30.09.17 under section 7/9(3/30 of Women and Children Repression Act, 2003

Act : Right to integrity.

Crime : Sexual Assault

Name of the victim : Ms. Barsha Rani Roy (14)

Name of father : Nakul Chandra Barman

Name of mother :Ms. Dipika Bala Barman.

Religion of the victim : Hindu.

Religion of the perpetrators : Muslims.

Date of event : 29.09.2017 at about 8 p.m. to 9 pm

Permanent Address of the victim : Village- Akhan Nagar, P.S. Ruhiya, District – Thakurgaon, Bangladesh.

Name of the perpetrators : 1) Md. Manzurul iSLAM (23) son of Tofazzal Islam 2) Md. Mamun Rahman (32), son of Abdul Kader, 3) Mohammad Hossain (34) son of late Abdul Ali, 4) Md. Manik(25) son of Abdul Aziz and 5) Md.Ashraful Islam (26) son of Azimul Hoque, All of village Madhabpur Danga Para, P.S. Ruhiya, District : Thakurgaon. Bangladesh.

CASE IN BRIEF :
On 29.09.2017 at about 8 p.m. while the victim girl along with her full brother, after enjoying Durga Puja, returning from Ruhiya Akha Nagar towards her home the above noted perpetrators with ill motive intercepted the girl and his accompanying brother and picked her up and took her at Kerani Para Area, opened the wearing pant and raped her one after another with duress & threat at night. Her full brother cried but the perpetrators did not heed to his intervention. The victim girl lost her senses and thereafter she was produced before before her father and mother and afterwards Thakurgaon Health Complex for medical treatment.

LEGAL ACTION :
Ms. Dipika Bala – mother of the girl lodged first information report (FIR) before Officer in Charge of Ruhiya police station on 30.09.2017 being Ruhiya PS case No. 09 dated 30.09.17 under section 7/9(3/30 of Women and Children Repression Act, 2003 against five perpetrators. The victim girl was examined and she was interviewed and she said she was raped one after another and she became senseless. After the case police arrested Mohammad Manzurul Islam (23) in this connection and all other 4 perpetrators disappeared and absconding.

INVESTIGATION :
I, Adv. Rabindra Ghosh of Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) started fact finding on the basis of our BDMW correspondent Mr. Aswani Kumar who gave us to understand that the victim girl a student of Class VIII of Akha Nagar Secondary School at Ruhiya Upazila. Mr. Aswani Kumar collected copy of First information report (FIR) and took initiative to send the victim at the Hospital for treatment. Aswani Kumar also inquired how many accused persons participated rape, the victim could understand the names of two perpetrators and the arrested perpetrator Mohammad Manzurul Islam disclosed the names of other co-perpetrators one after another and he made an statements before the Magistrate under section 164 of criminal procedure code confession their guilt. He also met with father and mother of the victim who sought for legal help from our BDMW volunteer.

I also talked with father and mother of the victim who also gave me to understand that they are still in distress and they need medical and legal help during crisis period. I told them to help legally as per our capacity. I also talked with Prodiwp Kumar Roy – Officer in Charge of Ruhiya Police station over phone who also admitted that confessional statements made by one of the accused was their investigative achievement. He also further said necessary endeavor are being made to arrest rest of the accused persons within a week. I also communicated with local Administration who are also very much concerned about this heinous crime. They will try their best to procure justice for the victim HINDU GIRL.

RECOMMENDATIONS :
BANGLADESH MINORITY WATCH (BDMW) is very much concerned about the heinous crime of such gang rape during Puja Festival. BDMW demands urgent action as follows :

  • 1) The remaining 4 (four) perpetrators responsible for committing crime against Humanity should immediately be arrested. They should be brought before the court for deterrent punishment of the perpetrators under the law.
  • 2) A Team of inquiry committee should be formed to ascertain how perpetrators dared to pick up the victim girl for gang rape.
  • 3) The traumatized victim should be given adequate medical assistance to recover her ailment and the State should undertake necessary medical and legal assistance.
  • 4) The International covenant ratified by the State should be adhered to and be implemented as per law.

 

ঠাকুরগাঁও সদর উপজেলা রুহিয়া আখানগর এলাকায় এক কিশোরী গণধর্ষণের শিকার হয়েছে। শুক্রবার রাতে ওই কিশোরীকে ৫ যুবক তুলে নিয়ে গিয়ে গণধর্ষণ করেন বলে ওই কিশোরী অভিযোগ করেছেন।

এ ঘটনায় ওই কিশোরীর বাবা ৫ জনকে আসামি করে রুহিয়া থানায় একটি ধর্ষণ মামলা দায়ের করেছেন।
মামলার আসামিরা হলেন, মনজুরুল (২৩), হোসেন আলী (৩২), মানিক আলী (৩৪), মামুন রহমান (২৫) ও আশরাফুল ইসলাম (২৬)।

পুলিশ ধর্ষক মনজুরুলকে ইতোমধ্যে গ্রেফতার করেছে। মনজুরুল ঢোলার হাট ইউনিয়নের মাধবপুর ডাঙ্গাপাড়া এলাকার তোফাজ্জলের ছেলে।

পুলিশ ও পারিবারিক সূত্রে জানা যায়, ঠাকুরগাঁও সদর উপজেলা রুহিয়া আখানগর কেরানিপাড়া এলাকার ১৪ বছর বয়সী এক কিশোরী তার খালাতো ভাইয়ের সাথে পূজামন্ডপ থেকে ফেরার পথে ৫ জন যুবক তাদের পথরোধ করে। পরে তারা কিশোরীকে তুলে নিয়ে গিয়ে ঢোলারহাট চোপড়াাপাড়া মিশনের পাশে নিয়ে গণধর্ষণ করে।

এ সময় কিশোরী অজ্ঞান হয়ে গেলে ধর্ষকরা পালিয়ে যায়। পরে স্থানীয় লোকজন ওই কিশোরীকে উদ্ধার করে তার বাড়িতে পৌঁছে দেয়। কিশোরীর জ্ঞান ফিরলে ঘটনাটি সে তার পরিবারকে জানায়। শনিবার ওই কিশোরী ও তার বাবা রুহিয়া থানায় এসে ওই ৫ যুবকের নাম উল্লেখ করে ধর্ষণ মামলা দায়ের করেন।

রুহিয়া থানার ভারপ্রাপ্ত কর্মকর্তা ওসি তদন্ত আকরাম হোসেন জানান, নির্যাতিত কিশোরীকে ডাক্তারি পরীক্ষার জন্য ঠাকুরগাঁও আধুনিক সদর হাসপাতালে প্রেরণ করা হয়েছে। ইতিমধ্যে একজন আসামিকে গ্রেফতার করা হয়েছে। বাকি আসামিদের গ্রেফতারের জন্য পুলিশ অভিযান চালাচ্ছেন।

বিডি প্রতিদিন/৩০ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৭/হিমেল

 

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