Save the Girl Bristy, Bogra, Bangladesh

Chandan Sarkar
Posted June 2, 2017 from Bangladesh

Chandan Sarkar

Chairman, Researchand Empowerment Organization

Dhaka, Bangladesh,www.reobd.org

Bristy 11 a minor Hindu girl of grade-7 of Bogra was kidnapped and raped brutally for 5 days by one Mohammed Azizul Sheikh, 25. On 8th May 2016 at around 7 pm, Bristy’s schoolmate Shirin, a Muslim girl and also a neighbor came to her house and requested to go to a nearby house to bring some school notes from another girl, Bristy agreed unwillingly. By this way, she was kidnapped at knifepoint by Azizul and others by a microbus.

They seduced her with chloroform to an unknown place. In Bristi’s own words, “I was senseless and while woke up in a room, fully naked and raped. Azizul was at the room. After that day, he repeatedly raped me and also changed places. I was crying all along while he was raping me like an animal. After 5 days my father and few local people rescued me.”

While kidnapped, Bristi tried to escape, but soon weakened by the effect of chloroform in a handkerchief used to seduced her. Ronjita, Sukumol and Promila age 27-35 witnessed the kidnapping but kept mouth as Azizul threatened with a knife to kill them. Do you want justice? Bristyreplied, “Definitely, Azizul did the same thing with other Hindu girls before me. Because of embarrassed parents did not come forward and administration also was reluctant to do anything, but I want justice, I want justice.”

Bristy’s parents are poor (Father: Amal Chandra 5 &MotherRenuka Rani 42 of GangNagar, Mahjpara, Shibgonj, Bogra). She studies at A. M. High School of GangNagar, Bogra and she wanted to be a teacher. She is a good student and always helped her mother. Azizul and another Belal used to tease her on the way to school. Her parents complained to the parents of Azizul, but nothing happened. A case has been filed at Shibgonj Police Station (Case# 13; dated 10th May 2016 under section 7/30 of Women and Children Repression Act,2003), but police, as usual, did nothing. Now the perpetrator is threatening the victim and her family to withdraw the case or face death. Bristywith parents in the picture.

Bristy’s news was first published in a national daily in Dhaka, the daily Purbachal, on 15 May 2016. A team lead by Chandan Sarkar, Chairman of REO-Research and Empowerment Organization had visited her on 20 May 2016. The team also talked with local administration

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Jill Langhus
Jun 03, 2017
Jun 03, 2017

Hi Chandan. Thanks for sharing your troubling story about Bristy. Poor thing. These stories make me so angry. Did she get justice? Please tell me her parents didn't drop the case.

Chandan Sarkar
Jun 04, 2017
Jun 04, 2017

Dear

Jilanghus 

The perpetrators Mohammed Azizul Haque and Sheikh Mohammed Belel has arrested and we are working on it. Thank you very much. However, we are working on Rape victims case in Bangladesh. we have 53 case studies like this. Please do keep in touch 

thanking you 

Regards

Chandan Sarkar

Chairman, Research and Empowerment Organization

www.reobd.org

Jill Langhus
Jun 04, 2017
Jun 04, 2017

Hi Chandan. I'm sooo glad to hear that:) Oh, that's not good, but I'm glad you are working on it. Looking forward to more positive updates:-)Thanks.

maeann
Jun 03, 2017
Jun 03, 2017

Dear Chandan. What kind of intervention has done in order to help her to recover from what happened?

Chandan Sarkar
Jun 04, 2017
Jun 04, 2017

Dear

Maeann,

Thank and glad to receive your mail Yes the Perpetrators Mohammed Azizul Haque -25 and Sheikh Mohammed Belal -23 has been arrested. Police told us they will give the chart sheet soon. The girl is safe and good but due to lack of financial ability her father told us they are not able to continue. However, from REO we are trying our best. We are regularly communicating with them and will do everything for her. 

Moreover, we have 53 case studies last years. We are iterted to share with others including you one by one. please do visit us and keep in touch with us. 

Thanking you 

Regards 

Chandan Sarkar

Chairman, Research  and Empowerment Organization

Dhaka.www.reobd.org

Chandan Sarkar
Jun 04, 2017
Jun 04, 2017

Dear

Maeann, 

Glad to receive your mail. We recovery the girl Bristry and we talk to police and after that Police arrest the perpetrators Mohammed Azizul Haque -25 years and Shiekh Mohammed Balal-23. The police told us within a short they will give the chart sheet. Victim father told us they are fears and due to lack of financial strength, may be bristy is not continue her study. However, we are working on it. REO will do the best. We will stand with her. 

Chandan Sarkar

Chairman, Research and Empowerment Organization

www.reobd.org

maeann
Jun 04, 2017
Jun 04, 2017

Hi Chandan, how about with the perpetrators was their ways on engaging with them? To understand why they commit acts of violence and abuse?