Parbatya Chattagram Mohila Samity brings out a procession in Bandarban town yesterday, reiterating the demand for the arrest and punishment of the criminals who kidnapped indigenous girl Kalpana Chakma 18 years ago. PHOTO: STAR
Several hill organisations in Rangamati and Bandarban districts yesterday demanded justice in the case for kidnap and murder of Kalpana Chakma.
A human chain was formed on the indigenous women's leader 18th year of abduction in New Court Building area of Rangamati town yesterday.
The protesters also demanded proper reinvestigation into the abduction and killing of Kalpana.
A protest rally was also held in the area, reports our correspondent.
Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS), CHT Mahila Samilty, Hill Women's Federation (HWF) and Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP) jointly organised the programmes.
On June 12 in 1996, Kalpana Chakma, the then organising secretary of HWF, was kidnapped from her house in Baghaichhari upazila allegedly by some security personnel.
Eighteen years into the incident, the government failed to properly investigate the abduction case and bring the culprits to book, said the leaders of the organisations.
The plaintiff rejected the latest inquiry report submitted to the Rangamati District Judges Court by Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Chittagong range, on September 26, 2013 as it did not name any perpetrators.
The probe report failed to give whereabouts of Kalpana Chakma and could not say whether she was still alive, they said.
Kalindi Kumar Chakma, elder brother of Kalpana, had filed a case with Baghaichhari police station in this connection, accusing three people on the same day of the abduction in 1996.
Jorita Chakma, president of CHT Mohila Samity, Sajib Chakma, assistant information secretary of PCJSS, central body, Rimita Chakma, secretary of HWF, Jewel Chakma, general secretary of PCP, central unit, among others, spoke.
In Bandarban, leaders of the two hill organisations held a rally in the district town yesterday, demanding fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of Kalpana Chakma, reports our correspondent.
They also brought out a procession in the town in favour of their demand.
Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) and Parbatya Chattagram Mahila Shamity jointly organised the programmes.
The speakers at the rally threatened to go for a tougher movement if their demand was not met immediately.