Bangladesh: An indigenous Jummo girl child is raped and brutally killed by settler Bengali

On 10th, 12th and 14th May 2012 mass protest rallies and processions were brought out in several places of Rangamati Hill Tracts and Dhaka capital city. The mass processions demanded justice of rape and killing of an indigenous Jummo girl child in Atarakchara Union under the Langudu upazila of Rangamati Hill Tracts.

Through the procession, the mass people, indigenous people’s leaders, activists and political leaders and mainstream civil society and activists have submitted memorandum to the Minister of Home Affairs and condemned the rape and murder of Sujata Chakma and demanded to the government to take immediate and effective actions to arrest and bring the culprit to justice.

The Hill Women’s Federation’s general secretary Rina Dewan said, “The setters continue to commit rape with impunity; not a single rapist has ever been brought to justice, and this is the single greatest factor contributing to the recurrence of this heinous crime”.

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Date: 16/05/2012




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