Justice for Rajon and Rakib

Let the trial process be a lesson

The courts have awarded various degrees of punishment to most of the accused, including the maximum punishment to several of them, in the killing of two young boys in Sylhet and Khulna. The two were done to death by a bunch of heartless people whose acts of bestiality towards the two defy imagination.   

We deem it necessary to restate that of late violence against children has been on the rise. And one of the reasons is that very few of the perpetrators have been made to face justice. On the other hand, the long drawn procedure in the legal system and loopholes therein allow many of the perpetrators to go free.

The two courts must be complimented for completing the trial in quick time. And the government deserves compliment also for the promptness in bringing back the main accused in Rajon murder from Saudi Arabia. In this regard we strongly urge the government to also take stern measures and make examples of those police personnel who had helped Quamrul Islam, the main accused in Rajon's murder, to initially escape. The government should also provide security to Rajon's family, who feel threatened. 

Admittedly, the two cases had received the attention of everyone because of the furore created over it as well as the fact that Rajon's torture scenes were taped and put on the internet which went viral. We would like the government to treat all such cases with promptness and form special courts so that cases related to violence against children could be disposed off without inordinate delay.


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