Gang-rapes almost tripled in 6 months
The number of gang-rapes reported every month in the country has nearly tripled to 24 in the last six months, shows a report of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad.
Nine gang-rapes were recorded in January, and in June it was 24, said a press release of the organisation. The parishad collected data on violence against women (VAW) based on reports of 14 national dailies of the country.
A total of 492 rapes took place in the country from January to June 2015.
The total number of violence against women incidents in the last six months was 2,079. These incidents include attempted rape, sexual harassment, abduction, murder, and child marriage.
In June, 66 rapes, 56 murders, five murders after rape, 33 suicides, 25 physical assaults, and 25 incidents of harassment were reported in newspapers, according to the press release.