Topics

Sexual Assault
22-year-old woman gang-raped on bus in Bangladesh

A 22-year-old woman was raped by five men on a minibus in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, authorities said, in a case with chilling echoes of the fatal attack on a woman in New Delhi in 2012. Doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital said Saturday that medical tests confirmed the victim was sexually assaulted. The woman, described as a sales clerk from an indigenous ethnic minority group, was in protective custody, police said. “We found signs of recent forceful sexual intercourse,” Habibuzzaman Chowdhury, chief of the hospital’s forensics department, told a news conference. Police say the woman was waiting at a bus stop for a ride home after work on Thursday night...

Loading