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Rape on Bus

Driver, helper charged

Police yesterday submitted the charge sheet against a bus driver and a helper in a case filed for their involvement in raping a female garment worker on a running bus on January 24.

The accused also threw the 18-year-old girl out of the vehicle on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Manora in Manikganj. The girl was returning home from her workplace at Savar EPZ.

The charge sheet was submitted before the Manikganj Judicial Magistrate's Court around 11:00am, said Md Shahidur Rahman, investigation officer of the case.

After recording the confessional statements of the duo and 13 witnesses, and findings of the medical report on the victim, police submitted the charge sheet, Shahidur, also officer-in-charge of Manikganj Sadar Police Station, said.

Police arrested the bus driver Dipu Mia, 30, and helper Kashem Mia, 28, from their village homes in Manikganj Sadar upazila on the same day of the rape incident.

They were sent to Manikganj Jail after recording their confessional statement before the Manikganj Judicial Magistrate Court-1 on the following day.

After the rape incident, deferent socio-cultural organisations formed human chains, brought out rallies demanding exemplary punishment to the culprits.

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I urge the Government and MPs to change the law for the capital punishment of rapists and statutory rapists and accomplices. Statutory rape occurs when a girl below 18 had sex with an adult even she is married to the person socially. Thousands of immature girls are raped everyday in the country. In 1929 Sadra Law was passed against child marriages in the then India. Still today 9 year old girls are raped in the name of marriage. All these parents including the mollahs should be hanged in public.

Hope to see sonar Bangla one day.


: Mohammad Sirajullah





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