An indigenous Tripura girl raped by a Bengali settler in Matiranga

On 3 September 2014 a 13-year old and seven grade Tripura girl of Kadamtoli High School was raped by a Bengali settler at Lal Kumar Para under Tabalchari Union of Matiranga Upzila in Khagrachari district.

The incident took place at 8:00 am on that day when the victim went to a river stream nearby their house to take bath. As she was alone, one Md. Salam, son of Md. Ali of Adarshagram, grabbed and raped her. When the incident became known, local Bengali elders met in an arbitration meeting in the evening and settled the issue by ordering Salam, the offender, to pay a sum of Taka 20,000 as compensation to the victim. No case has been filed with the police station in connection with the incident.