Nayana Sardar could not escape from Rafikul Sheikh's lustful eyes.
Name of Victim: Nayana Sardar (Hindu)
Age of Victim: 13 years, 10 months
District: North 24 Parganas
Police Station: Sandeshkhali, Area: Sarberia
Nayana went out of her residence to observe the Bisarjan (immersion of the Hindu Goddess Saraswati) at 7 PM on Feb 3rd, 2009. Rafikul Sheikh (Son of Montu Sheikh), a Muslim, aged 23 from neighboring Taltala-Sakda Village came to the spot along with a Muslim gang riding several motorbikes. The kidnappers forcibly picked Nayana on one of their bikes, and after covering her face with some cloth, left the place for some unknown location. The whole event occurred with such alarming speed and synchronization that the local Hindus could not react expectedly before the assailants left the scene.
The girl's father filed a report with the local police station and appealed and pleaded with the Officer-in-Charge. But the police station was unable to do anything whatsoever. The parents were then informed via some source that Nayana was being held at the residence of Rafikul's brother-in-law. The police were subsequently informed of this, and they recovered her from the relative's house on February 19th. However, the police did not arrest the brother-in-law or Rafikul for kidnapping and / or harboring a minor.
The police took her to Basirhat Court. The judge asked her in the courtroom, whether she went with Rafikul by her own choice, or was coerced to do so. Nayana clearly replied that she was forcibly abducted by the culprit and his gang. Then the judge had Nayaya released to her parents, and they returned to their home. Right after their return, Rafikul and his Muslim(motorbike) gang started loitering aroung the Sardar family residence, and making threats at the family around their home. Nayana's family felt insecure about her safety, and she was sent to her maternal uncle's home in Talda-Shikaripara village, under Basanti Police Station in South 24 Pargana district.
On Friday, 27th February 2009, with no men-folk in the maternal uncle's home, Rafikul came with one of his accomplices on a motorbike. Her aunt and old grandmother were assaulted and forcibly thrown on the floor, and Nayana was again abducted with force. She is missing since. Her father has filed a missing report in both Basanti and Sandeshkhali Police Stations. It was also reported to the Inspector General of Police, South Bengal. But, these reports have not been of any help. The Muslim kidnappers are freely walking in the area and are seriously threatening Nayana's parents with dire consequnces if they file any case against these criminals.
Nayana's grieving parents are going from door to door with their appeal. There is neither any individual nor an organization that can help them. Hindu girls, including minors are being kidnapped and trafficked on a daily basis in the 2 districts of North and South 24 Paraganas... Buddhadeb Bhattacharya's voice gets sharper and shriller... And Mamata Banerjee is there to facilitate and cooperate with the Muslim minority in any and all possible ways.
Posted by Hindu Samhati's International Communications Team.