Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Assaulting girl for wearing western attire: Woman held in Narsingdi

Assaulting girl for wearing western attire: Woman held in Narsingdi

A woman, who assaulted a girl for wearing western attire at Narsingdi Railway Station, has been detained from Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi, said Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday.

The detainee was identified as Marzia Aktar alias Shila alias Shayla, a matchmaker of Narsingdi Sadar upazila.

Rab-11 Narsingdi Camp Commander Flight Lieutenant Touhidul Mobin Khan said they detained the woman from Shibpur upazila in the early hours of Monday.

On May 20, a three-member team from Narsingdi District Administration detained another man named Ismail Hossain, 25, after identifying him from CCTV footage of the incident, said ATM Musa, station master of the railway station.

On May 18, a woman at the Narsingdi Railway Station made distasteful comments at the young girl and two boys with her who were waiting at the station for a train with other passengers around 5:30 pm.

The girl was wearing a crop-top and jeans and the boys were also wearing western outfits.

At one point the woman locked in an altercation with them and some local miscreants started beating the youths and harassed the girl, said the station master.

 “The girl had to take shelter in the station master’s office room to save herself. The matter was resolved later with my intervention,” said ATM Musa.

The matter sparked debates among netizens after video footage of the incident went viral on social media and several news media published reports on it.