Bogra Rape

Govt should resign accepting responsibility: Moyeen Khan

Staff Correspondent

3 August, 2017 12:00 AM printer

BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan on Wednesday said the incumbent government should step aside accepting the responsibility of torture and shaving heads of a rape victim and her mother allegedly by a Sramik League leader in Bogra.


He said such incident of physical abuse and violating a teenage girl doesn’t take place even in an uncivilized country.


The BNP leader came up with the statement addressing a human chain in front of the National Press Club organised by Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal protesting the rape and demanding punishment of the culprits.


The BNP leader alleged that leaders and activists of the ruling party like Tufan Sarkar are committing such misdeeds with the blessings of the government.


Addressing the programme, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said: “You (Awami League) have made many men like Tufan (accused rapist of Bogra). You won’t be able to stay in power with their help.”


He asked the government to arrange the general election under polls-time government immediately for establishing a people’s government.


Rizvi also thanked the Supreme Court and Chief Justice for scrapping the 16th amendment to the constitution. The BNP leader also criticized the Prime Minister for her remarks linking Ziaur Rahman with the killing of Bangabandhu and his family members.