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One Jumma widow raped by army person in Baghaichari

On 10 April 2006 at around 11.30 a.m. one Subedar Kobad Ali of Dwi-Tila army camp under Baghaihat army zone raped an innocent Jumma widow named Rupali Chakma (26 years) w/o late Dhana Bikash Chakma, village of Hazachari, Baghaihat under Baghaichari upazila in Rangamati district. On that day the victim was coming back home from Baghaichari UNO (Upazila Nirbahi Officer) office by a passenger bus. When the bus reached at the Dwi-Tila army camp, the military personnel ordered all the passengers including victim to get down from the bus for checking. During checking, the military personnel find the widow allowance book of victim and detained her on the passenger shed. On the other, they ordered the bus driver to leave the place along with other passengers.

It is notable that two Ansar (Islamic Guard – para-military forces) personnel were also present during checking. No sooner had the bus left with other passengers, Subedar Kobod Ali ordered the Anser personnel to leave the check post and they (Anser) left the spot accordingly. Few minutes later, Subedar Kobod Ali forcibly took the victim to a room of the camp and raped her there inhumanly. After an hour, the Subedar boarded her in a passenger jeep. The victim was threatened that she would be killed if she disclosed the incident to other. The Parbatya Chattgram Mahilla Samiti (CHT Women Association) and Hill Women’s Federation strongly condemned this heinous act and demanded immediate action against the army personnel involved in the rape and termination of Operation Uttoron from CHT.

The victim lodged general diary with Kotowali police station in Rangamati district. She applied for medical test to Rangamati hospital. But medical test was done almost 80 hours later. The result has not yet provided. On the other, the security intelligence personnel kept continuous vigilance upon her during staying at Rangamati hospital. They tried to harass and interrogate her in the hospital. Due to military interference, the medical test was done lately and the result of the test might be negative.

Date : 18 Apr, 2006

Source: http://www.pcjss.org

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