Dhaka, Jun 12 (BAN/CD): Over the last five months, from January, there have been at least 55 recorded rape cases in the Sherpur district.
Although the police have arrested the alleged rapists involved in these cases, there seems to be no decline in the numbers.
The monthly law and order committee meeting on Sunday revealed that most of the victims were below the age of 18 and even disabled women were not spared, according to UNB.
The meeting was held in the conference room of Deputy Commissioner of the district Anar Koli Mahbub, who also presided over the meeting.
Whip Atiur Rahman Atik, adviser to the committee, expressed his concern over the rise in rape incidents in the district.
He underscored the need for strictly enforcing law to deal with rape. "Steps have to be taken so that no rapist is spared," he said, emphasizing the need for creating social awareness to this end.
Superintendent of Police Kazi Ashraful Azim said there are directives that police will take action instantly if there is any allegation of rape. "Police have taken a zero-tolerance policy against rape."
The SP said they were carrying out different programmes to create public awareness in this connection.