Magura witnesses 73 rape incidents in 2020

1 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

MAGURA: Seventy three rape incidents, among other crimes, were recorded in Magura district alone in 2020, reports UNB.

The most striking rape incident took place on November 22, when some miscreants raped a housewife after tying her husband with a tree in Jagla village of Sadar upazila, said Superintendent of Police Khan Muhammad.

Five men raped the 50 years old woman at gun point and snatched away Tk 5000 which they earned from daily labour, he said.

Besides the rape cases, the district registered 27 murders and among them investigation of 15 cases were completed, the SP said.

Among the murder cases, 12 occurred in Sadar upazila alone and eight in Mohammadpur upazila, four in Sreepur upazila and three in Shalikha upazila, he said.

The outgoing year saw 259 unnatural deaths in the district and among them most shocking was the suicide of two sisters after failing in the Junior School Certificate examination in Mohammadpur upazila, he added.

The government has recently amended the law with death penalty as the highest punishment for rape.

The much-talked-about ‘Women and Children Repression Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2020’ was passed in Parliament on November 17.