Child Murder Issues in Bangladesh: Reasoning from Socio-Ethical Observation

Tahmina Yesmin SHOVA, Rasel HUSSAIN

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Since last one and half decades, Bangladesh has confronting a growing number of child killing issues. For different social, economic and political reasons innocent child are being tortured, raped, sexually assaulted, and killed brutally in heinous means. According to the statistics of Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF) in 2015, Bangladesh has witnessed 1,714 murders of children just over the last five years in which 968 child were put into atrocious death. The number explicit the fact that on average one child is being killed in each day. While legal actions and investigations on such cases are taking place but even though, that does not seem to hindering continuous child killing occurrences. Such incidents have made real threat to the rights to life of children. This paper is an endeavor to frame out a sociological and ethical examination on the possible reasons of child killing incidents in Bangladesh. Methodologically, the discussion and analysis will be followed inductively relying on a considerable number of literature reviews, empirical data and practical examples throughout the whole paper. We shall argue that child murder issues hoist responsibilities and accountability of both government and public, and therefore, required
special consideration; child as a subject of unreasonable and terrible killing
cannot be morally acceptable instead they should be protected from any
vulnerable position of the society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-48
JournalSociety and Change
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes


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