RAPE, MOLESTATION OF MARMA SISTERS

Psychiatric intervention for victims requested

Our Correspondent . Rangamati | Published: 00:25, Feb 01,2018

 
 

Counsels of the Marma sisters, who were raped and molested at Bilachari of Rangamati last week, informed the court on Wednesday that the deteriorating condition of the victims require immediate psychiatric intervention.
They prayed that the court order authorities to appoint a psychiatrist to treat the sisters, aged 17 and 14, currently undergoing physical treatment at Rangamati General Hospital.
‘The victims are in trauma and their condition is deteriorating,’ said Rajib Chakma, one of the counsels for the victims.
The Rangamati Chief Judicial Magistrate court ordered Rangamati civil surgeon to treat the victims better and also fixed February 7 for hearing another petition filed by the defence counsels and four others filed by police.
The other petition filed by the counsels for victims is concerned with allowing them more time before the court decides the fate of the petitions filed by police on Sunday.
Police filed three petitions with the court for carrying out DNA test on the victims, determining their ages and detecting sperm in the rape victims’ bodies, said Rangamati additional superintendent of police (DSB) Ruhul Amin Siddiqui.
Police filed the petitions in connection with the general diary they had filed on January 23, a day after the sisters were raped in their residence at Orachari in Bilaichari.
Meanwhile, medical examination reports on the victims’ physical conditions were sent to court on Wednesday afternoon, said Rangamati deputy civil surgeon Dr Nihar Ranjan Nandi.
The victims alleged that their attackers were men in army uniform and said that they did not want to return home fearing reprisal from the attackers.  

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