Sexual assault

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Extreme intoxication can be defence in homicide, sexual assault: Canada's Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday ruled that defendants accused of violent crimes such as homicide and sexual assault can use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defense, striking down a federal law supported by women's advocacy groups.

December 6, 2019
December 6, 2019

Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults reported to Uber in US

Nearly 6,000 instances of sexual assault, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company says in a report on safety.

May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019

Preventing Sexual Assault: HC unhappy at failure to carry out order

The High Court yesterday expressed dissatisfaction over the failure to implement one of its directives from 2009 that committees must be formed at all educational institutions and workplaces across the country for the prevention of sexual harassment.

May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019

3 Madrasa Girls: Teacher faces music over sexual assault

A madrasa teacher has been suspended for allegedly sexually harassing three minor girls of his institution in Dinajpur’s Parbatipur upazila.

April 20, 2019
April 20, 2019

Ninth grader tries to take her own life after ‘rape’

A ninth-grader attempted to die by suicide allegedly after being raped several times and publicly beaten up by the rapist in Mymensingh’s Gafargaon on Thursday.

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

Impunity, moral decline to blame

A culture of impunity, moral degradation and culprits’ getting political backing in many cases are the major reasons why incidents of rape and sexual violence continue unabated in the country, according to experts and rights activists.

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

If I reject your proposal, will you let me live?

Her death has sent out a clarion call. But we don't know how long it'll take for the call to make a veritable change. How long the call will keep blaring in the air. Our hearts remain suffused with questions.

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

Setting Nusrat Afire: Brutality followed meet with Siraj

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was set on fire two days after detained Sonagazi madrasa principal Siraj Ud Doula gave a directive to some of his followers when they visited him in Feni district jail, investigators said yesterday.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

Feni Madrasa Principal: He enjoyed impunity

Despite some serious allegations against him in the past, the now arrested Feni madrasa Principal Siraj Uddoula managed to hold his post with protection from about a dozen influential locals, including some Awami League leaders.

December 26, 2018
December 26, 2018

Kevin Spacey to be charged with sexual assault

Oscar-winning US actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony charge for alleged sexual assault of a teenager in a restaurant in 2016,