Friday, February 16, 2018,
THE army on Thursday night snatched away two rape victims from Rangamati Sadar Hospital where they were undergoing medical treatment, and assaulted Chakma queen Yan Yan, who have been waging a legal battle to take the victims into her safe custody.
According to eyewitnesses’ accounts, a group of army men led by Major Tanvir, who is blamed for the death of PCP leader Romel Chakma in army custody in April last year, entered the hospital room, beat the girls attending to the victims, forced them to another room, switched the lights off and then took the rape victims away.
The Chakma queen was at the hospital to defend the victims, but the soldiers also assaulted her physically.
It’s not known where the victims, two sisters aged 14 and 19, have been taken.
They had been admitted to the hospital after they were raped by army on 22 January at their home in Orachari village under Belaichari Upazila in Rangamati district.
The army has been trying to cover up the incident.
News No. 24/2018