Video of harassment of a teenage girl goes viral in Brahmanbaria | The Daily Star
04:13 PM, September 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:17 PM, September 25, 2020

Video of harassment of a teenage girl goes viral in Brahmanbaria

A teenage girl was sexually harassed in public by a group of unruly young men in Puniyaut of Brahmanbaria municipality.

A video of the incident, being circulated on social media since Wednesday, drew mass criticism from netizens and has since gone viral.

The clip shows that a teenage girl in black burqa being held by three to four young men near a local park in the town.

Among the assaulters, one person identified as Rahim grabbed the girl, pulled her to his side and sexually harassed her in front of everyone, while the girl begged him to let her go. 

Rahim has been identified as a resident of Chhaybaria area in the town.

Talking on the matter, Roish Uddin, additional superintendent of police, said that they have put the case into their top priority list.

"Police are trying to arrest the assaulters involved in the incident," he added.

Meanwhile, the Facebook group "Wish For Better Brahmanbaria", where the video was originally posted, formed a human chain yesterday afternoon in front of Brahmanbaria Press Club, demanding punishment of the assaulters.

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