A gavel and scale in front of the Bangladesh flag

A Bangladesh court in the northern district of Tangailby sentenced five men to death on Thursday for the 2012 r*pe case, according to Al Jazeera.

The assailants, in fact, gang r*ped a 15-year-old girl.

A special tribunal that deals with crimes against women and children handed down the sentence.

No Mercy to R*pists

The Cabinet of Bangladesh approved the death penalty as the maximum punishment in r*pe cases on Monday, per Independent.

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Anisul Haq said that Bangladesh needs an amendment of the law, ASAP.

The Cabinet and its chair, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also realized that life imprisonment is not enough to deter molesters.

A convict being escorted off by two policemen

Enough is Enough 

The public felt outraged due to the surge of r*pe cases not only in Bangladesh.

Its neighbor, India, saw an “untouchable” Dalit teen molested by four fellow villagers belonging to a higher caste, per Al Jazeera.

In another case, authorities arrested members of Bangladesh’ ruling party’s student wing for s*xual assault, Al Jazeera reported.

The ruling party, Awami League’s student wing, was charged with gang-r*ping a woman in Sylhet.

People, of late, saw a video of men stripping and attacking a woman in the Noakhali district that went public, Independent reported.

That, for sure, was the proverbial last straw.

As a result, several protests broke around Dhaka, the capital city, on the weekend.

According to Statistics

Bangladesh witnessed s*xual crimes surge in recent years, with almost 889 incidents from January to September in its own backyard.

The human rights group, Ain-o-Salish Kendra, declared that more than a fifth of those reported cases were gang r*pes.

Furthermore, according to the group, at least 41 r*pe victims died or were killed.

With these numbers in mind, martial arts instructors or boxing trainers better head over to Bangladesh fast.

Bangladesh women need education, not only on their human rights but on self-defense. 

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