Update on attack upon Bichitra Tirki in Chapainawabganj: 18 alleged attackers granted bail

In Gomostapur of Chapainawabganj, 18 accused culprits were granted bail in an attack and sexual harassment case of an indigenous woman leader in Gomostapur, Chapainawabgonj district. On 24 September 2014 District and sessions Judge’s Court granted bail to the perpetrators.

Public Prosecutor Jobdul Hoque and GRO of court police Shekandar Ali informed that Acting District and Sessions Judge Abdus Salam granted the bail to the perpetrators.

It is mentionable that on 4 August 2014, on the dispute over land a group of land grabbers attacked and sexually harassed an indigenous woman leader while working in the paddy filed. The indigenous peoples from Chapainawabganj, Rajshahi and Naogaon district held protests against it. On 31 August 2014, the delegates from Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples conveyed the indigenous women leader to her home who was under treatment in hospital.