Mugging on the rise

Dhaka,  Fri,  28 July 2017
Published : 12 Apr 2017, 20:52:24
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LETTER

Mugging on the rise

THERE is nothing new about mugging. It happens in almost every country of the world, and Bangladesh is no exception. Unfortunately, incidents of mugging in Dhaka are on the rise. As usual, any body falling prey to the muggers goes to police station to lodge complain. But members of the law-enforcing agencies are mostly reluctant to investigate into the incident and take proper action against the offenders. On the contrary, the complainant is subjected to further harassment.  People should take extra care to move out at night. Often traveling by public buses is not safe at night. A few days ago, I got a Facebook message that the Dhaka dwellers should move with care and avoid some places at night so that they can remain safe from being mugged and robbed. Most of the victims do not lodge complaint with the police as they think it will not yield any positive result and only add to their miseries. When we do not lodge a complaint against the mugging incidents it encourages the criminals. There should be more check posts for the pedestrians in addition to cc cameras. Almost every day there are newspaper reports regarding muggers snatching money from traders in broad daylight and this goes to prove that the law and order is deteriorating. I would like to request the Home ministry to take adequate security measures across the country so that safety of citizens is ensured. 

Sajjad Hossain

Gulshan, Dhaka

 
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