Citing numerous cases of sexual assault, violence against women and children, murder after rape, deaths from law enforcement agencies, and political violence, the monthly human rights violations monitoring report of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) has painted a grim picture in Bangladesh during January-August this year.

At least 31 incidents of murder after rape occurred across the country in the last eight months till August 31, according to the ASK e-bulletin published in September.

The bulletin reflected on the situation of human rights violations in Bangladesh through its documented statistics. The documentation unit of ASK came up with the findings based on the reports of nine leading national dailies and its own sources.

At least 641 women were sexually assaulted in the last eight months this year. Seven incidents of death after rape also occurred during the same period.

Around 770 incidents of violence against children occurred, of which 392 children became victims of sexual assault. Also, 347 children were killed and 95 others were killed after torture during the same period.

At least 13 incidents of deatsh from law enforcement agencies occurred. Also, 324 incidents of domestic violence occurred, of which 134 women were allegedly murdered by their husbands.

At least 54 people were killed and 4,379 injured in 341 incidents of political violence during the same period, according to the ASK report.

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