KIDNAPPING OF MINORITY HINDU GIRL (15) FROM RANGPUR DISTRICT, INVESTIGATION :19.07.2018 ( VICTIM NOT YET RESCUED BY POLICE) Country : Bangladesh Act : Right to integrity and religion. Crime : Kidnapping and Forceful conversion. Name of the victim : Ms.Radha Rani Roy, Name of father : Late Binoy Chandra Roy, Name of mother : Kobita Rani Roy, Date of kidnapping : 12.07.2018 at about 9.00 hours Permanent Address of the victim : Khatkatia (Bala Kumar), P.S. Kotwali, District : Rangpur. Bangladesh. Name of perpetrators : Md. Sagar Meah (20), 2) Md. Momin Meah (55), 3) Mst. Sathi Begum and more 2-3 unknown perpertators, All of Amashu Kukrul, P.S Kotwali, Rangpur. FACTS OF THE CASE : On the date of occurrence (12.07.2018 at about 09.00) when the victim was going her school from her home, the above perpetrators with ill motive intercepted her movement and forcefully kidnapped her without her consent and had gone to unknown destination for forceful conversion to Islam. The victim girl was the student of Amashu Progoti High School, Rangpur District. LEGAL ACTION : Ms. Kobita Rani Roy (Destitute mother of the victim) lodged first information report (FIR) at Rangpur Kotwali police station with the help of BDMW on 19th July,2018 being case No.51/602 under section 7/30 of Women and Children Repression Act,2003. INVESTIGATION : – I, Adv. Rabindra Ghosh, Rabindra Nath Baral, Shymol Banarjee, Dhiman Bhattacharjee, Ratna Ghosh, Adv.Prasanta of BDMW visited the spot, talked with O.C. Kotwali police station, inquired into how the minority girl was kidnapped, mother of victim categorically stated that he is destitute, the perpetrators were trying to kidnap her daughter since long, but she, as simple man time and again forbidden them not to kidnap her daughter, but on the date of occurrence those perpetrators without any lawful authority and forcefully took her child and abducted for forceful conversion to Islam. We also talked with local witnesses 1) Rabin Chandra son of late Kamini Roy, 2) Sumon Chandra son of Khitish Chandra and 3) Biswanath Roy of Kotwali PS who categorically stated that the accused persons kidnapped the child for wrongful act and for forceful conversion to Islam. RECOMMENDATIONS : BANGLADESH MINORITY WATCH is very much concerned about kidnapping of Hindu minority school girl and BDMW condemned this heinous crime and demand immediate rescue of the girl and for arresting the perpetrators responsible for the offence as stated in the FIR. The perpetrators should be awarded deterrent punishment for the crime.