103 children killed in three months

Staff Correspondent

1 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A report of Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) said at least 103 children were murdered and committed suicide from January to March this year.

Of them, 26 children range from zero to six, 23 from seven to 12, 42 from 13 to 18 while the ages of 12 children were not known.

A total of 11 children were murdered after rape, 46 were tortured to death, five were murdered after abduction, one was murdered after failure to rape, two committed suicide after they were subjected to abuse, one committed suicide after being teased, one committed suicide after being tortured by a teacher, 11 committed suicide for various reasons, death of three is shrouded in mystery and 23 bodies were recovered.

A total of 46 cases were filed with various police stations all over the country in this connection.

Besides, 28 women and men fell victim to sexual harassment. 

The report which was made as per the mass media reports said that at least 35 working journalists were victims of tortures and threats by law-enforcers, elected representatives, criminals, political party men and government staff.

Six people died in jail in Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna, Rajshahi and Mymensingh.

No fewer than 92 incidents of political violence occurred throughout the country that killed 23 people and injured 1,024 others.

A total of 87 women were abused by their husbands for different reasons while 33 women were victim of torture for dowry.