Bangladesh: Sexual assault on child angers Hindus

Dhaka, 11 February 2016: Hindu community is distressed over the rising number of cases of sexual assaults on minority children in Bangladesh.

In the latest case highlighted by Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW), a minority child aged 10 was sexually assaulted by one Md.Ahsan Habib who is an NGO activist.

The case is from Dinajpur District and came to light on the 9th of February, 2016 and has been reported in The Daily Ittefaq dated 10th February.

The perpetrator Md. Ahsan Habib was detained by some local people when he was trying to flee from the spot after the assault on the child.

The angry mob handed him over to local Police at Kaharole and police entertained first information report (F.I.R) from Arati Rani Roy- mother of the victim child against the perpetrator.

More facts revealed by the watchdog shows that when the mother of the victim was away from her home, Md.Ahasan Habib went to the house of Arati Rani Roy for collecting loan amount payable to him.

Arati had already told the victim child (Dola Rani Roy) to repay the money if Habib came to collect it.

However, after getting the money, Md. Ahasan Habib entered into the house of the victim  and then sexually assaulted her and tried to rape her. But the child fought back and her cries made the perpetrator to flee from the spot only to be apprehended by crowd which chased him and handed him to the police.

Bangladesh Minority Watch spoke to Md. Mansur Rali, Officer in Charge of Kaharole police station, on the case and he said that necessary actions have been taken to ensure justice.

Uncle of the child, Mr. Dalim Kumar Roy expressed anguish relating to the sexual assault and demanded punishment for the perpetrator.

Bangladesh Minority Watch expressed concern on the sexual assaults taking place on the minority children and minority rights violations taking place in Bangladesh.