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ASK: Child rape increases by 18% in one year

  • Published at 03:21 pm January 10th, 2019
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From 377 in 2017, the number of child rapes has increased to 444 in 2018

The rate of child rape has increased by 18% within one year, according to an annual review submitted by Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK).

The yearly review was published by human rights organization ASK in press conference held at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Thursday.

The report further shows the number of child rapes saw an alarming rise from 377 in 2017 to 444 in 2018. 

A total of 1,011 children suffered from different kinds of torture in 2018, among which 283 children died, 108 children committed suicide and 28 children died under mysterious circumstances, the report further says.