'Punish stalkers for torture on daughter, mother'
A human chain was formed in the town yesterday noon to protest alleged torture on a school girl and her mother by stalkers at Aloha village under Sadar upazila.
Moulvibazar district unit of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad organised the human chain. Political leaders, lawyers, students, teachers and journalists participated in the programme that took place at Chawmuhana.
The human chain was addressed by general secretary of Puja Udjapon Parishad Pankaj Roy, journalist and vice president of Moulvibazar Press Club Abdul Hamid Mahbub, National Awami Party (NAP) president Golam Mostafa Chowdhury, NAP general secretary Niharendu Home Chowdhury, journalist Saleh Elahi Kuti and Jubo League leader Nirmal Deb.
After the human chain, the parishad leaders handed over a memorandum to Mostafizur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner of Moulvibazar.
In the memo, they condemned the heinous torture on Sumi Chakrabarty, a schoolgirl and her mother Swapna Chakrabarty of Aloha village allegedly by local stalkers.
They demanded punishment to the culprits and sought security of the family members of Sumi.
Police said, on November 5 night a gang of local stalkers entered the house of Sumi by breaking open the door and raped her.
As Swapna Chakravarty tried to resist them, the stalkers beat up Swapna and Sumi mercilessly.
They were admitted to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital in critical condition.
A case was filed with Moulvibazar police station in this connection. Police later arrested one person but the other accused are still at large.