ASK and NHRC also urged the authorities concerned to ensure proper treatment and safety of the two ethnic minority girls
Legal aid and human rights organization Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have demanded proper investigation into the rape of two minor Tripura girls in Bandarban.
In press statements issued on Sunday, ASK and NHRC also demanded steps to ensure exemplary punishment of the culprits, reported UNB.
The girls, both fifth-graders, were raped allegedly by members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Rangati’s Tripura Para in Lama on Wednesday. A case was filed with Lama police station on Thursday.
The children alleged that they were taken to a nearby jungle from their home in Tripura Para by a man named Jonerong Tripura, where three BGB members named Sumon, Maruf and Rabiul Islam raped them.
Calling the incident “very unfortunate and alarming,” the ASK statement said they were extremely anxious by the recent incidents of rape, torture and murder of children and girls in the hill areas.
“In many cases, there have been allegations against members of the security forces and we urge the authorities to bring the culprits to book,” the statement further said.
NHRC Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said: “I urge all authorities concerned to ensure justice by properly investigating into the case,"
The NHRC chairman also urged the local administration and law enforcers to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of women from small ethnic groups in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
ASK and NHRC also urged the authorities concerned to ensure proper treatment and safety of the two ethnic minority girls.