Hill Voice, 10 January 2023, Bandarban: It has been alleged that a 38-year-old Tanchangya housewife was raped after being forcibly picked up by a Muslim settler youth in Sualok Union of Bandarban Sadar Upazila. The matter came to light last Monday (January 9) when the victim was admitted to the hospital with excessive bleeding.
The accused has been identified as Jahangir Alam and is a three-wheeler driver. Jahangir Alam is the son of Bachchu Mian of Amtali Para area of Sualak Union of Bandarban Sadar Upazila.
According to local sources, the raped victim has a shop next to the plantation of Jouta Khamar area of Bandarban. As a result, she was living in Jouta Khamar area.
It is known that Jahangir, the driver of the tree-wheeler of Jouta Khamar area, had been teasing her in various ways for quite some time. On January 5, Jahangir Alam forcibly picked up her in three-wheeler Mahendra vehicle and took her to the side of the mosque at Ban Praprat area and forcibly raped her.
Later, some local persons advised the victim to take police help while the problem of excessive bleeding is known. Accordingly, the victim woman filed a written complaint with Bandarban Sadar police station last Saturday (January 7). After that, she was admitted to the hospital last Monday (January 9) due to excessive bleeding.