Tribal teacher raped in northern Arakan

(Narinjara News, 6 August 2014)

Burthidaung-court

Buthidaung township court

A private teacher, belonged to a tribal community, was raped by a villager when she returned home after taking classes in a nearby village, said a high level police officer from Buthidaung.

The  officer informed that the 18 years old teacher hails from  Sa Hom Khami tribal village under Buthidaung township.  The lady taught some children in Lake Ya village privately.

The incident took place on August 1, where the accused villager took the advantage of jungles adjacent to the path. As it was a noon time, nobody was there to help and rescue her.

The police have already booked a 30 years old Bengali youth named Abutayow suspecting his involvement in the incident. Son of Zarf War from Sa Hom Muslim village is still under the police custody.

U Than Hlaing, a social activist based in Buthidaung disclosed that the in-charge officer of Buthidaung police station and the township administrator visited the victim’s house two days back.

The police department is now preparing for a charge-sheet against the rapist. The accused is expected to face punishments under the criminal law of Burma.

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