Law enforcers open probe into sexual assaults on girls: Home Minister Khan

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (File Photo).

Law enforcers have launched investigations into sexual assaults on women at several locations in Dhaka by men heading to Wednesday’s Awami League-organised rally, says Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (File Photo).

Speaking to the media in Dhaka on Thursday, Khan said police have obtained the footage of the incidents, including the one at the capital’s Banglamotor, where a teenage girl was molested by a group of men.

“The perpetrators will be brought to justice” the minister said adding they will not be spared irrespective of their political affiliations.

The ruling party held a public rally over the historic March 7 on Wednesday at the Suhrawardy Udyan, attended by Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (File Photo).

Thousands of activists from all across the capital and suburbs headed for the venue in the early hours of the day, marching on the streets in processions.

A post by a teenage girl, who said she was sexually assaulted in the city’s Banglamotor area by men heading to the rally, went viral on Facebook later in the day, triggering a firestorm.

Several other women reported similar incidents and some of them took to the social media to share their experiences of harassment.

Over the Banglamotor incident, Khan said, “We have obtained the security footage of the student being assaulted. The perpetrators will not be spared, irrespective of their political affiliations.”