April 21, 2021, 10:34 am
Barguna (South) Correspondent.
It has been alleged that influential Awami League leader Md Jamal Hawlader and his men forcibly occupied the land by building houses at night. Nazma Begum (35), Hawa Akhter (34) and Hanufa Akhter (26), who were three months pregnant, were raped and beaten severely. This caused a lot of bleeding of Nazma Begum. On Saturday morning, their relatives rescued them and admitted them to Amtali Upazila Health Complex. The incident took place in Kalagachhia village of Amtali upazila of Barguna on Friday night. Injured Hanufa Begum said, “Jamal Hawladar tried to rape us when we tried to stop him from occupying the land.” What’s going on is beating us up for failing to rape.
It has been reported that Razzak Hawladar owns 70 percent of the land in Kalagachhia village of the upazila. Influential Md Jamal Hawlader, a general member of Awami League, a ward of the local Gulishakhali union, built a house with 10-12 people to occupy the land late on Friday night. On that night, Razzak Hawlader, the owner of the land, was in the court of his brother Masud Charchina. On hearing the news, Razzaq Hawladar’s three-month-old wife Nazma Begum, younger brother’s wife Hawa Begum and sister Hanufa Akter went to the house and stopped him from moving. Jamal Hawladar and the people were furious. The injured Hanufa Begum later alleged that Jamal Hawlader along with his accomplices Nasir Majhi, Harun Hawlader and Wazed Mistry beat and tried to rape them. Their attack resulted in the bleeding of Nazma Begum, a three-month-old woman. Two other women were injured. On Saturday morning, their relatives rescued them and admitted them to Amtali Upazila Health Complex. A case is being registered at the police station.
A visit to Amtali Hospital on Saturday showed that the pregnant woman, Nazma Begum, was groaning in excruciating pain.
Injured woman Nazma Begum said in a tearful voice that 10-12 people including Jamal Hawlader, Nasir Majhi, Harun Hawlader tried to rape us and beat us when we tried to stop the house. I am bleeding from Jamal’s kick. I want justice for this incident.
In this regard, Jamal Hawladar admitted to building a house on the land at night and said that the allegation of beating and trying to rape them was false. “I have built houses on their land if necessary,” he added. I will give that amount of land to them from another place.
Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain, Resident Medical Officer, Amtali Upazila Health Complex, said that Nazma Begum, a three-month pregnant woman, was bleeding profusely. All three women have been given proper treatment.
Amtali Police Station OC Mohammad Shah Alam Hawlader said he had not received any complaint. Legal action will be taken in case of complaint.