Monday, December 9, 2019 | ePaper

Severe punishment for child killing, repression: PM

  • Print
UNB, Dhaka :
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday categorically declared that those involved in child repression and killing will be punished severely.
"Those who'll be involved in child oppression and killing will have to embrace tough to tougher punishment," she said while addressing a discussion meeting and award distribution ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC).
Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad organised the programme to observe the birth anniversary of the youngest child of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Russel.
Sheikh Hasina, the eldest sister of Sheikh Russel, said the government wants that no child will face killing and all children will live in a beautiful atmosphere.
"Every child will have their meaningful life. That's our only aim," she said.
Five-year-old Tuhin Hasan was killed by his father Abdul Basir, uncle Nasir Uddin and cousin Shahriar. Their goal was to frame their opponents.
Tuhin's mutilated body was found hanging from a tree near the family's home at Kejaura village under Derai upazila's Rajanagar union. The child's body bore stab wounds, his throat was slit and his ears and genitals cut off. Two knives used in the murder were also left jammed in Tuhin's abdomen.
The news of the murder and photos of Tuhin's dead body went viral on social media, drawing much condemnation from netizens.
Sheikh Hasina said the murder of Sheikh Russel on August 15, 1975, and the enacted law to save the killers had a huge impact on the society.
"We're witnessing some incidents of inhumane oppression of children in recent times. If appropriate measures were taken at that time (after the brutal killings of August 15), at least the people would have been afraid of doing such things," she said.
The Prime Minister was astonished how a father could kill his son to frame the rivals. "What a perverted mentality!" she said.
She held responsible the persons who came to power after August 15 as they never thought about the country, people and the nation.
The Prime Minister urged the children and youths of the county to stay away from terrorism, militancy and drugs.
She requested all to lead an honest life. Sheikh Hasina said there is a hidden spirit and power in all children. "You have to build yourself. That is the best thing," she said.
Describing various parts of Sheikh Russel's life she said Russel inherited a kind heart. "If he had lived, he could have done a lot for the country," she added.
Today is the 56th birthday of Sheikh Russel, also the youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He was born on October 18, 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi. He was assassinated on August 15, 1975.
Sheikh Russel was brutally killed along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, when he was a student of class four at University Laboratory School.
Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad Chairman Raquibur Rahman presided over the discussion meeting where its Secretary General Mahmud Us Samad MP, adviser Tarafder Ruhul Amin, Organising Secretary KM Shahidullah and little Akia Adib also spoke at the programme.
Earlier, the Prime Minister distributed prizes among the winners and later witnessed a colourful cultural programme.

More News For this Category

Stay alert against women repression: PM

Stay alert against women repression: PM

UNB, Dhaka :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged all to remain alert against all forms of repression of women, saying that enacting laws is not enough to end

Finnish minister Sanna Marin to become world's youngest PM

Finnish minister Sanna Marin to become world's youngest PM

AP :A 34-year-old transport minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader.Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party council voted

UK election campaign enters final rounds with Brexit on the line

UK election campaign enters final rounds with Brexit on the line

AFP :Britain's general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking votes ahead of Thursday's crucial

Governor of Xinjiang province accuses US of hypocrisy

The Telegraph :A Chinese governor has accused the United States of hypocrisy over its counter-terrorism policies after the House of Representatives passed a bill that criticised China's treatment of

Govt given a week's time by LHC to decide on Maryam's request to be removed from ECL

Govt given a week's time by LHC to decide on Maryam's request to be removed from ECL

Dawn.com :The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday, while disposing of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz's petition seeking removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL), directed the

HC rules over removing illegal structures from C'Bazar sea beach

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Monday issued a rule upon the respondents to explain in three months as to why they should not be directed to remove

6.35 lakh Rohingyas host community to get cholera vaccine

Online Report :A month-long vaccination campaign against cholera for over 6,35,000 Rohingyas and Bangladesh host community began on Monday at the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar and nearby areas.The

Gayeshwar wants BNP MPs to quit JS

UNB, Dhaka :BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Monday said their party MPs should quit parliament to justify its anti-government movement."The current parliament is an illegal outcome of

Experts warn not to drink raw date juice

Staff Reporter :Experts at discussion have warned the people across the globe not to drink raw date juice due to threat of Nipah virus. It believed to be transmitted

Human Rights Day today

BSS, Dhaka :Human Rights Day will be observed in the country like elsewhere in the world marking the 71th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted