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Sunamganj housewife killed for threatening to reveal rape: CID

Dhaka, February 19: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police has unveiled the body of Shahnaz Parveen Jotsna, 34, wife of an expatriate, inside a pharmacy in Jagannathpur, Sunamganj. CID has arrested three people including Mulhota involved in the incident.

Bangladesh: Seven-year-old raped, accused arrested

Dhaka, July 14: A person has been arrested for allegedly raping a seven-year-old in Pangsa upazila of Bangladesh's Rajbari area on Monday, meia reports said on Wednesday.

21-year-old woman raped in Sylhet

Dhaka, July 3: Despite the government introducing death penalty for rapes in 2020, sexual crimes against women continue to take place in Bangladesh.

Chittagong: Five-year-old murdered after rape, four arrested

Dhaka, June 28: Police have nabbed four people over the alleged rape and murder of a 5-year old girl in Chittagong, reports said.

Sylhet: Teenager raped after lured in shooting videos for TikTok

Dhaka, June 3: A 16-year-old girl was raped by an acquaintance who lured her into believing they were shooting a video for TikTok app. The incident took place in Sylhet’s Lamapara area on May 19.

Bangladeshis arrested for sexual assault of compatriot in India

Dhaka, May 28: Bengaluru Police have arrested six people, including Rifatul Islam Hridoy alias Tiktak Hridoy, for allegedly sexually abusing a Bangladeshi girl and spreading the video on social media in Kerala, India.

17-year-old student killed after rape, claims family

Dhaka, January 8: Police in Dhaka have arrested four youths on the suspicion of killing a 17-year-old schoolgirl after raping her in the capital's Kalabagan area. The arrests were made on Thursday. One of the detainees claimed that the student was his acquaintance.

Bill passed making rape punishable by death and DNA testing mandatory

Dhaka, November 18: A bill has been passed in the Women and Child Abuse Prevention Act to replace the word 'rape' with the phrase 'rape victim' and provide for the death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape. On Tuesday, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nesa Indira proposed to pass the ‘Women and Child Abuse Suppression (Amendment) Bill-2000’ in Parliament. Later it was passed by voice vote.

Man sentenced to prison till death for raping seven-year-old in Bagherhat

নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, ১৯ অক্টোবর ২০২০: বাগেরহাট জেলার মোংলায় আশ্রয়ন প্রকল্প এলাকায় সাত বছর বয়সী এক শিশুকে ধর্ষণের অভিযোগে আসামি আব্দুল মান্নান সরদারকে (৫০) আমৃত্যু কারাদণ্ড দিয়েছেন আদালত। অভিযোগ গঠনের সাত কার্যদিবসে জেলা নারী ও শিশু নির্যাতন দমন ট্রাইব্যুনাল আদালত-২ এর বিচারক মো. নূরে আলম এ রায় দেন।

To control brutality, the government has provided death penalty for rape: PM Hasina

Dhaka, October 13: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government has amended the law to control the brutality of rape and added the provision of death penalty.

Cabinet agrees on death penalty for rape

Dhaka, October 12: The Cabinet has given final approval to the draft of the amended ‘Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act, 2000’ with the provision of death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape.

Cabinet to discuss death penalty for rapists

Dhaka, October 12: The draft of the amended 'Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act, 2000' with the provision of death penalty for rape will be discussed in the cabinet meeting on Monday (October 12).

The government survives not at the mercy of anyone, but at the will of the people: Quader

Dhaka, 10 October 2020: Lashing out at the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges, Obaidul Quader, has said that the government is surviving at the will of the people, not at the mercy of anyone.

Cabinet mulling capital punishment for rapists

Dhaka, 9 October 2020: A draft of the amended ‘Women and Child Repression Act, 2000’, which raises the death penalty for rape, is being sent to the cabinet for approval. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq made the announcement on Thursday (October 8).

Women lawyers demand public execution of rapists

নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, ৮ অক্টোবর ২০২০: ধর্ষণের সর্বোচ্চ সাজা মৃত্যুদণ্ড প্রকাশ্যে কার্যকর করার দাবিতে প্রধানমন্ত্রী, প্রধান বিচারপতি ও আইনমন্ত্রী বরাবর স্মারকলিপি দিয়েছেন সুপ্রিম কোর্টের নারী আইনজীবীরা। বুধবার (৭ অক্টোবর) সন্ধ্যায় সুপ্রিম কোর্ট আইনজীবী সমিতির মিলনায়তনে এক অনুষ্ঠান শেষে প্রধান বিচারপতি ও আইনমন্ত্রীর সংশ্লিষ্টদের কাছে এ স্মারকলিপি দেন সুপ্রিম কোর্টের সাধারণ নারী আইনজীবীরা। বৃহস্পতিবার এ কথা জানান আইনজীবী জেসমিন সুলতানা। ...