Cumilla witnesses alarming number of rapes in 2020
367 victims went under physical examination
Publish- January 01, 2021, 10:05 PM
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Update- January 01, 2021, 10:30 PM
Cumilla saw an alarming number of sexual assaults on women, children to the elderly last year. A total of 367 victims put a strain on the locals of Cumilla.
The rape victims included women across all age groups, from four years of age to over 70, according to data from Cumilla Medical College Hospital’s medicine wing. The statistics from the Forensic Medicine Department confirmed the matter.
Urging for generating consciousness in both women and men, Saifun Nahar Mita, a woman leader and President of Cumilla Metropolitan Awami League, said, "Our men must be respectful of women. Women are men's carers. Our mothers are insulted If men treat women poorly.”
In this context, Dr. Sharmin Sultana Baren, head of the Forensic Medicine Department of Cumilla Medical College Hospital pointed to social degradation as a reason for sexual harassment. She said, “Due to the coronavirus pandemic more women have been facing sexual violence. With the closure of schools and colleges, the moral decay of the youth is in decadence.”