Chatra League’s Pornographic Cyber Crimes: AmaderShomoy report

Chatra League violence on campus (image dates from 2010 PB archives)

AmaderShomoy report of 24th December 2013

DESK REPORT: Chatraleague’s pornographic cyber crime (Translator’s note: Chatra League is the student wing of Awami League, the current ruling party of Bangladesh)

What kind of brutality is this? Taking videos of rape scenes! A case happened in Faridpdur where a 14 years old girl was raped under fear of a weapon and the rape scene was then published in the market. In another case, two rapists raped a student of class 5 near a pond and the perpetrators took a video on their mobile.

2. At Shofipur, Tangail, A Chhatra league leader with his team raped a young girl like in the medieval period. They expressed joy after taking the video. The victim bought a case against the perpetrators but the Police couldn’t arrest them. Then on saturday morning, the victim’s family left the area for self protection. Shokhipur Sub-division Chhatraleague  leader Habibullah Itihash aka Habib, Babul Azad, nephew of Sub-division Chairman Shaokat Shikdar and his grandson Ariful Islam kidnapped the girl forcefully. They brought her to Hazipara by motorcycle. Owner of the Hostel is Alomgir Hossain. Later Habib raped the girl and his fellows recorded the scene.

3. Ahsan Habib Mamun, a cadre of Chhatraleague recorded a video while raping a girl in Pirojpur. District Chhatraleague Information and Research editor Ahsan Habib Mamun took a video of the rape scene with his friends.  Not only this, they then spread the video in the market.

4. Last July in a rural area of Faridpur, a student of class 6 was raped and the video was published through Internet, mobile and VCD.

5: A young girl of Faridpur went at Chorvodrashon, for a visit to her Grandmother’s house. There she was brought to a jute field and was gang raped by Tushar, Kalam and two other people. It was recorder via mobile phone camera.

6: In Joshor, over 100 VCD of a girl’s rape scene are now in the market. Victim’s family member and the villagers informed that, a student of Jangal Bandha primary school was imprisoned in Monira’s house in the same village and a man named Shukur raped the girl. It occurred at 14th April, morning. They threatened everyone to shut their mouth or they will kill them.

7: Baysha village of Keshobpur sub-division in Jessore, a video of an adolescent being molested was recorded by mobile phone. Victim’s father filed a case under woman and child abuse prevention law. Last 27th September afternoon, a girl of class six was raped by Masud and Izazul beside a pond in the same village. That was recorded too by the mobile phone.

8: A rapist trapped a college girl lured by promises of love, and then published videos in the market. The matter was only disclosed 1.5 months later. A case has been filed against three people along with the rapist.

9: Female leader (of Chatra League) of Barishal B.M. College recorded a video of her room mate in a naked state on her mobile and then demanded 30000 tk as blackmail. The victim could not save herself even after paying by 3000 tk. The female leader demanded more money and then shared the video with boys via mobile.

10: Local Chhatraleague leader of Potuakhali raped a student and then circulated the video in the market.

The crimes committed by these perpetrators fall under three laws. Cyber Law 2006, Women and children abuse prevention law 2000 and penal code. What has been done by Police, RAB and law enforcement to prevent cyber crime? That’s why the Chhatraleague workers are doing such a crime and then spreading them in the market. They are not treating it as a severe crime. But according to Information and technology law 2006, act 54 and 55, punishment of cyber crime is 10 years imprisonment or 1 million taka penalty or both. We must not ignore these crimes. If we ignore it today, there will be blue film factory in the housing estates and the videos would be circulated everywhere.

(Translator’s note: AmaderShomoy is a leading bangladeshi newspaper, which is not associated with the current opposition)

SOURCE: Amader Shomoy 

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