Some 69.48% victims of sexual harassment through spreading exclusive private pictures and videos in internet is being perpetrated by their close ones.
Of them, 33.77% cases have affairs between the victims and offenders while in 35.71% cases the offenders are familiar with the victims.
This was revealed on Sunday in a research paper of Cyber Crime Awareness Foundation.
Dhaka University chapter of the Foundation prepared the research paper titled ‘sexual harassment through misuse of technology in Bangladesh’. The report was prepared analysing some 154 crimes collected from national and regional newspapers during the period of January-December of the last year.
The Foundation organised a webinar on the occasion of releasing the report.
President of the Foundation presided over the webinar where chairman of psychology department of Jagannath University Prof Dr Noor Mohammad, chairman of Criminology Department of Dhaka UniversityKhandaker Farzana Rahman, computer network engineer Syed Zahid Hossain, senior assistant commissioner of of cyber security and crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Sayeed Nasirullah and lawyer of Supreme Court Tanzim Al Islam took part.
Research cell convenor and East-West University senior Lecturer Monira Nazmi Jahan presented various parts of the research.
The research finds that 92.20% of the victims are women, of them 56.49% are the age range of 18-30 years while 32.47% are under 18 years.