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  • Bangladesh High Court Photo

    HC bans 2-finger test

    The High Court yesterday banned the controversial two-finger test or 'virginity test' of rape victims, a medical exam victims had to go

  • Bangladesh High Court Photo

    HC bans degrading ‘two-finger test’ for rape victims

    The High Court prohibits the controversial use of “two-finger test” conducted for the rape victims to prove the rape.

  • Many rapists escape thru' loopholes

    The HC, while delivering the judgment, pointed out a few loopholes in the investigation and the case the prosecution presented. Coupled with the absence of medical evidence, the court decided to acquit the accused.

  • AL leader assaults 'rape victim'

    A local Awami League leader allegedly tortured a woman who was reportedly raped and asked her to leave her village in Nandail.

  • 'Why police so ruthless to us?'

    The investigation officer of a rape case claimed to have found the involvement of the victim's brother more than a year and a half after the incident and the court based on that sent him to jail on January 29.

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    3 held for ‘raping’ garment worker in Dhaka

    Police have arrested three youths in connection with “raping” a garment worker in Mirpur area of Dhaka.

  • Housewife raped in Nilphamari

    A wife of a rickshaw-puller is allegedly raped after she was picked up by a group of miscreants on Saturday night in Dimla upazila of Nilphamari.

  • 'Rape victim' kills herself

    A 16-year-old girl committed suicide on Tuesday night after she was reportedly raped in Chandpur village under Jagannathpur upazila

  • Headmaster suspended over ‘raping’ colleague in Kushtia

    A headmaster of a school is suspended for raping a female colleague in Kushtia, according to a case filed last night.

  • Law 144-year-old, favours rapists

    For a rape victim, justice in the existing legal system in Bangladesh means further humiliation and unending hassles.

  • Most rape victims are minors

    A study by this paper has found that 82 percent of rape victims are under the age of 20, many of them minors. More than half of the victims were schoolgirls who were raped on their way to or from school. About twenty-two percent were sexually abused at home.

  • 82pc rape victims are under 20

    A study by The Daily Star has discovered that 82 percent of the rape victims are under the age of 20. Fifty two percent of girls or women are raped by an individual male,37 percent are gang-raped and 11 percent faced rape attempts.

  • Sexual assault in school

    WHAT is as deplorable as the sexual assault and the attempted rape on a minor at a higher secondary school recently is the way the school authorities have handled the matter.