Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – The government has directed all the educational institutions under the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) to form five-member committees to prevent incidents of sexual harassment.
DSHE director (college and admin) Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury said they have sent the notice to all the government and non-government educational institutions along with the 2009 High Court directive in this regard.
According to the notice, all the educational institutions will have to form the five-member committees and publish those on their websites.
The order came as the incidents of sexual harassment of female students have marked an alarming rise across the country.
Chandpur, Apr 20 (UNB) – Police on Saturday afternoon arrested a person from Kalir Bazar in Faridganj Upazila for raping a fifth grader after a case filed on Friday.
The arrestee was identified as Sohel Hossain, 32, of the village.
Abdur Rokib, officer-in-charge of Faridganj Police Station, said taking advantage of an empty house on Thursday afternoon, neighbour Sohel Hossain called the girl inside while she was playing on the yard and violated her.
Later, victim's mother filed the case with the police station against Sohel on Friday in this regard. The victim girl was sent to Chandpur General Hospital for medical test on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Sohel has been produced before the court seeking remand for seven days for interrogation.