Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bangladesh: Has a Serial killer going around killing alleged rapists

(Dhaka) Bangladesh like most Islamic countries has a problem with how men treat women. In the 6 months up to last July  592 women reported that they had been raped . Now for a country of 162 million, 592 doesn’t sound a lot , yet this is a place where until last April any female who reported a rape has to undergo a medical by a doctor where they were given the 2 finger test, in which to see if the victim was "habituated to sex".  In a religious conservative country like Bangladesh, admitting to such brings dishonour onto the family and so as we see the world over with the faithful, it is far easier to remove the stain of dishonour (And the victim)  than to confront the guilty. So it really isn’t in the interest of any female to report such is it. So expect that 592 figure to be much higher.
However, it appears that somebody is fighting back. This past fortnight three men accused of rape have been found dead with notes from “Hercules” attached to their necks in Bangladesh, where police are investigating a potential serial-killing vigilante situation.

  • A religious student reported being gang raped by two men on January 14 when she was on the way to her grandparents' house. Her father registered a case on Jan 17 against two male suspects identified as Rakib and Sajal. By the 1st of Feb both suspects had been found shot dead with a note around their necks stating:

“I am the rapist of a madressah girl ... of Bhandaria. This is the consequence of a rapist. Be wary rapists."
  • On the 7th Jan a 18-year-old garment factory worker was found dead in her house on the outskirts of Dhaka, hours after she had filed a rape case against a man identified as Ripon and three other co-workers. 10 days later Ripon was found killed with a note around his neck signed by…Hercules. 

Police are investigating the murders but so far remain clueless about the identity of the person or persons calling themselves as Hercules.