Hindu persecution in Bangladesh is rampant and the latest victim in this regard is a housewife, mother of three children at the same instant, inhabitant of village Danga Batashi, Loharara Upazila of the district of Narail, Bangladesh. A group of nine Muslim perpetrators has ravished her.
In accordance with sources, the Hindu lady, living in Narandia village originally in the same region, went to her maternal uncle’s residence at Dangbatasi village of the same Upazila. She, there, became part of a “Kirtan gaan” ( Religious songs) program on November 21 night,2011.
During the wee hours of November 22,2011, she came out of the program to respond to nature’s call and at that time she was identified by the aforesaid group of 9 Muslim perpetrators. She was taken to a secret place and was outraged by the group members one by one. She was rescued by the local people, later on, in an unconscious situation; five members of the group were taken into custody conforming to information of an observer to the entire incident. However, Kamruzzaman Mollah, influential U.P. Member in the environs, along with others became instrumental in freeing the said culprits and also promised arbitration.
What could Hindus do in such a situation? Prashanta Bala, brother of the tortured lady, filed a case No.32 accusing nine with Loharagra police station on November 25. These include 1. Nannu Meah (age 30) 2.Sonnet Mollah (age 20), 3.Nazmul Khan (age 19) of Dangabatasi village, 4.Jasimduddin (age 19), 5.Sohag (age 22), 6.Billal Hossain (age 23), 7.Varu Mia (age 20), and 8.Salauddin of Raghunathpur village and 9. Rasel Thakur of Hazipara Batasi village.
As per Sajal Biwas, maternal uncle of the victim, they, being Hindus, are remaining in a highly insecure situation and the same has worsened thanks to the mounting intimidations of local government representatives and relatives of the aforementioned culprits.
The entire case is being dealt with by Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) and Global Human Rights Defense (GHRD), groups struggling for Hindu existence in Bangladesh tooth and nail.