Mother ‘living in fear’ after family home targeted five times in last few months

A mother is “living in fear” after her family home was targeted five times in the last four months. Rukmini Chaulagain, 31, and her husband Suman, 41, have been repeatedly targeted in a string of what are believed to be racially motivated attacks on their home over the last four months. 

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The first incident happened in April when a person smashed up the family’s car and front windows with rocks during the middle of the night.

Rukmini, who moved here from Nepal four years ago, was devastated, although believed the incident was a “one-off”.

However, her home has now been attacked a further four times, most recently on July 12.

Mrs Chaulagain said she is now “so sick” of the situation as she doesn’t understand why they are being targeted.

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The mother-of-two from Ipswich, Suffolk, said: “The last four months have been a complete nightmare. We’re living in fear of the next attack.

“We have no problems with anyone. The only reason for the attacks I can think of is we are the victim of a racial hate crime. We need people’s help to identify this individual. We can’t take it much longer.”

She has a four-year-old and a nine-year-old who are terrified to live in their own home.

The family has captured CCTV footage which shows the pelting of their car and the front of their house with rocks on multiple occasions.

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The mother approached Suffolk Police after the first attack on April 16, however, no arrests have been made even after a long-running investigation. 

She said: “Every little noise we hear terrifies us. I don’t think the person wants to steal anything, he just wants to trouble us. But it could be worse next time, we don’t know.

“His confidence level is definitely high now, he could do anything when he comes back. I have two young kids at my house with my elders, and I need the police to make a plan and protect us. I feel like we’re just waiting for this person to come back again and again.”

Each attack has cost a lot of financial as well as mental trauma to the family. She added: “My kids ask me every day if anything is going to happen today and if the police have got somewhere with their investigation.

“It’s all we can think about and at the minute there seems to be no way out of this situation. If anyone can identify this person – please help us.”

Suffolk Police said the incidents were being treated as targeted and potentially racially motivated.

They said: “Police believe the incidents to be targeted but remain open-minded as to the motive. Suffolk Police remain determined to identify those responsible for committing these offences.

“Officers from Ipswich West Safer Neighbourhood Team, working together with Ipswich Neighbourhood Response Team are continuing to investigate the circumstances and a number of enquiries are ongoing.

“Police recognise the distress that such incidents can cause and officers remain in contact with the victims and are providing regular updates as well as offering appropriate support.”

Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner added: “I am appalled to hear of these terrifying attacks on a family in their own home. The distress to those concerned is absolutely deplorable. I can absolutely assure the victims that the Constabulary is committed to identifying those responsible and I hope, once apprehended, they will feel the full weight of the law.

“I would ask anyone who has any information at all to please contact the police.”

To call and report information anonymously call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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