346 children raped in less than 5 months

Staff Correspondent

16th May, 2019 01:37:46 printer

A total of 346 children were raped in the last four and a half months from January to May 14 this year, said Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF).

It also said that a total of 1490 children were subjected to different forms of violence during this period of time.

BSAF Director Abdus Shahid Mahmood came up with the information at a seminar titled ‘Child rights protection and progress’ held at IPD conference hall in the city on Wednesday.

The BSAF director said of the 346, a total of 38 children were victims of gang rape and 22 victims are differently-abled children.

Eighteen children were killed after rape, ten children committed suicide after rape while 38 children were victims of attempt to rape, he said.

Abdus Shahid gathered the information which is based on the news reports on child rape published in 15 leading dailies of the country.