MJF concerned over surge in child killing | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:32 AM, October 17, 2019

MJF concerned over surge in child killing

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) yesterday expressed grave concern over the alarming rise in child killing in the country.

Issuing a statement, the rights group called upon the government to take effective measures to prevent ongoing violence and torture against children.

Besides, MJF also expressed grief over the recent killing of five-year-old Tuhin in Sunamganj’s Derai upazila, reportedly in the hands of his family members. The brutal murder was executed by Tuhin’s uncle and cousin with his father’s help to implicate their rivals.

MJF in the statement said violence against children and women reached an “extreme level of barbarism” in the country due to an absence of concerted resistance and also because of a culture of impunity.

Shaheen Anam, executive director of MJF, urged the government to ensure safety for women and children through taking effective measures and to find out the reasons behind increase in child killing and torture. 

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