Refugee teenage girl raped in Leda camp

Teknaf, Bangladesh: An unregistered Rohingya refugee teenage girl of Leda camp (Tal) was raped by a local on October 29, 2014, Jalal, a refugee committee member from Leda camp said. The victim has been identified as— Bibi (not real name), 12, from leda camp and the rapist is Farid Alam (40), son of Lal Meah, hailed from Leda village. He is a  local Bangladeshi and  a staff of “NGO Forum,” which is established in Leda camp. He has duty to look after the camp, according to sources.

On October 29, at about noon, the said Alam went to F-Block, shed No. 321 and suddenly entered the shed and forcibly raped the teenage girl while her mother was not present at the shed and the victim was alone. Her mother went to Nilla to buy some medicine, Hussain, a refugee from the camp said.

Some refugees saw the said rapist while entering the shed, but refugees believed that he was working there as a staff of NGO Forum, Hussain more added.

Suddenly, the victim gave hue and cry for help, so the neighboring refugees rushed to the spot and rescued her, but, the culprit ran away from the shed. The victim was immediately brought to Muslim Aids clinic for treatment.

However, the victim became in critical condition, so she was referred to Cox’s Bazar government hospital for better treatment, according to refugees.

According to a refugee elder, a group of police and persons from intelligent department went to the Leda camp to inquiry the event. Police has filed case against the culprit. But, the culprit has not been arrested till writing the report.

According to refugees, they are afraid that the culprit will give threatening to some neighboring refugees including victim’s family who had provided evidence the concerned authorities against the culprit in the connection of rape.

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