“Government considering death penalty for rapists”

“Government considering death penalty for rapists”

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 12:11 7 October 2020   Updated: 21:22 7 October 2020

Law Minister Anisul Haque

Law Minister Anisul Haque

Law Minister Anisul Haque said that the government has been considering to introduce the death penalty for rapists after nationwide outrage. 

The Minister made this remark on Wednesday morning while going to the secretariat from his residence. 

Recently, a news came out that a woman was gang-raped by miscreants after tying up her husband at the dormitory of Murari Chand (MC) College in Sylhet. Besides, a video went viral on social media, in which it has been seen that a housewife was tortured and sexually harassed by some local miscreants in Noakhali's Begumganj.  

A nationwide outrage has begun over these incidents. Protests against the growing incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women continued over the country. 

People took to the streets and social networking sites to register their strong protests. Women blacked out their FB profile photos condemning the incidents of violence against women. Some male FB users also joined the protest programme. 

Protesting the incidents, from all walks of life, including students, across the country staged demonstrations demanding capital punishment of the rapists. 

The law minister said that the law is introduced for the people. As people demanded death penalty for the rapists, the government is considering it with utmost importance.