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Rape

CID to probe Pirojpur girl abuse

The High Court today directed the superintendent of police in Pirojpur to handover the case filed for the last month torture and sexual abuse of a 13-year-old madrasa girl in Nazirpir to CID for its “fair” investigation. During hearing a writ petition filed based on a report run by The Daily Star on March 19 under the headline “Girl goes thru’ horrific abuse”, the court ordered the criminal investigation department (CID) to submit the probe report to it by May...

Editorial

A beast in human form!

THE report that a man over 60, Ahmed Ali, raped a six-year-old baby girl twice is too mind-bogglingly devilish to believe. And then think of some elders posing as arbitrators condemning, not the perpetrator of the outrage, but the victimized child, as being blemished and hence ordering her to leave her village in Nandigram of Bogra, the place of her birth!  It's all too shocking and terrible to come to terms with. But it's all real and has taken place...

Star's Report

Cop arrested; HC weighs in

Law enforcers last night arrested Assistant Sub-inspector Abdur Rahman of Nazirpur Police Station in connection with the torture and sexual abuse of a 13-year-old madrasa girl in Nazirpur upazila of Pirojpur. The ASI was rounded up just hours after a boy filed a case with the police station in this connection under the pornography act. A van puller, the boy was also subjected to torture by the cop for accompanying the girl to a village fair, reports our Pirojpur correspondent. Rahman has...

HC seeks explanation from govt over Pirojpur girl abuse

HC seeks explanation from govt over Pirojpur girl abuse

The High Court today issued a rule upon the government to explain why abuse of power of the law enforcing agencies resulting involvement in torture of a teenage boy and rape of a girl should not be declared illegal. In response to a writ petition, the court also issued another rule upon the government...

BITTER TRUTH

Barbarity at its worst

THE entire country appears to be a huge tinder box of crimes -- killing, rape, abduction, acid burning and violence. Sleepy villages, once peaceful abodes, have also been rocked by gruesome incidents of killing and sexual abuses that threaten to destroy the conservative people's paradise. What is more alarming are the edicts or fatwas issued by the self-styled imams (religious leaders) that subject the rape victims and their families to trauma, humiliation and inhuman punishments like lashing in public or...

In South Africa, children raping children

In South Africa, children raping children

It is hard to imagine – a three-year-old girl being raped. It is even harder to fathom the rapists being children themselves. But in South Africa, not only is this crime shockingly common, it may be on the rise, according to a CNN report. Total 45 percent of rapes reported to the police in South...

Two minor girls raped

Two schoolgirls were raped in Rajshahi and Rangpur districts on Sunday and the day before. A schoolgirl was raped by a youth at Satbaria in Puthia upazila of Rajsshahi on Sunday. The victim's family members said, Saddam Hossain, a youth of the same village took the girl, a Class IV student at Satbaria Government Primary School, to a nearby field at about 10:00am when she went out to collect flowers and raped her. Later, the girl disclosed the matter to her mother,...

Driver, helper get life for rape on bus

Driver, helper get life for rape on bus

A Manikganj court today sentenced a bus driver and his helper to life term rigorous imprisonment in a case filed for violating a girl on a running bus on Dhaka-Aricha highway last year. The court also fined driver Dipu Miah, 32, and helper Kashem Ali, 26, Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer three years...

Indian tribunal chief suspended in sexual harassment case

Indian tribunal chief suspended in sexual harassment case

The Rajasthan Government has suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty in the alleged rape and exploitation case of a 23-year-old girl. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took the decision to suspend Mohanty, Chairman of Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, Tuesday night after receiving the report on the matter from the police department, a CMO spokesman...

Gang-rape punishment for West Bengal woman

Gang-rape punishment for West Bengal woman

A 20-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by at least a dozen men in West Bengal's Birbhum district on the orders of a medieval-style village "court" that decided to punish her for her relationship with a man from a different community.

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