Cox’s Bazar is being made a ‘special area’ for women tourists in Bangladesh

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Cox’s Bazar rape: 4 arrested including main accused, 4 arrested in Cox’s Bazar rape case, remanded for two days, rape victim’s husband says ‘everyone should know real truth’



Cox’s Bazar is being made a ‘special area’ for women tourists in Bangladesh


Global New News Desk –
The district administration has taken initiative to set aside a separate reserved area for women in case of rape in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Additional District Magistrate of Cox’s Bazar Md. Abu Sufian said, For those who are female tourists or veiled women, I am doing a reserved area of ​​100 or 150 yards. ”

“Those who are willing or willing will be able to go there and get into the water. It will be launched very soon,” he said. Sufian.

There is a separate dressing room and locker room for women on the beach, he said.
Mr. Yusuf said a large portion of those who work on the beach have been recruited to make the tourist area women-friendly. There are also women police among the tourist police.

Elora Chowdhury, a resident of Dhaka, often has to travel to different parts of the country near her office.


He also likes to travel alone as a tourist.


Ellora Chowdhury told BBC Bangla, “Many times a woman alone does not want to rent a hotel if she wants to rent a room. Again, if someone is in danger, where to contact, how to do – there is no information. Even the behavior of hotel and motel officials in tourist areas is not suitable for women or children.


In this context, Mr. Sufian says, they have taken measures to ensure that tourists can stay safely in hotels or guest houses. They have held meetings with owners and directors. Hotel staff have been instructed to be trained and aware of these issues.
Seven point instructions of the district administration


The district administration has issued several security instructions after a woman was abducted and raped in Cox’s Bazar.



The district administration held a meeting with hotel owners and law enforcement officials in Cox’s Bazar on Friday afternoon.



Cox’s Bazar Additional District Magistrate Md Abu Sufian said the decision was taken on the basis of discussions there.

“Even if it takes us a month or two to implement these decisions, if we can implement them, it will have a positive impact on tourism,” he said.

A woman  abducted and raped at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar after being abducted.

RAB, a special police force, rescued the woman from the guest house at around 2 am on Wednesday.

Concerns have raised about the safety of women tourists in Cox’s Bazar after the incident.



Earlier in 2019, an Australian girl was allegedly raped.



However, Mr. Sufian says the way the law and order situation in Cox’s Bazar has been presented is not so bad here. The district administration, the police, the tourist police সবাই everyone is trying their best. An incident (rape allegation) has come to light, so they are again sitting down with the hotel owners and taking action.



Following are the instructions given after the meeting with the people involved in the hotel-motel and tourism sector:


* National identity card must  displayed and submitted when booking rooms in all residential hotels

** A uniform standard of operation should  formulated in residential hotels.

* Number of rooms in each hotel, price list and number of vacant rooms, price list of food in the restaurant should  displayed publicly.

** Each residential hotel needs to introduce or strengthen its own security system.

* Special care should  taken in renting rooms to local residents living in urban areas.

** Officers and employees of hotel-motel or guest house should  trained.

* All hotels and restaurants must  registered.




Rape in Cox’s Bazar: 4 arrested including main accused



RAB has arrested Ashiqul Islam Ashiq, the main accused in a case of organized rape of a female tourist in Cox’s Bazar. He  arrested from Madaripur around 9:30 pm on Sunday. The news  confirmed by Commander Khandaker Al Moin, Director of Law and Media Branch of RAB.



The woman’s husband filed a case with the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Model Police Station on Thursday night alleging ‘organized rape’. The four accused named in the case are Ashiqul Islam, Mohammad Shafi alias Israfil Huda Joy alias Jaya, Mehedi Hasan Babu and Riaz Uddin Chhotan, manager of Zia Guest Inn Hotel in the middle Baharchhara area of ​​Cox’s Bazar. Meanwhile, hotel manager Riaz is now in remand after his arrest.




Meanwhile, Additional DIG of Chittagong Division  Tourist Police Moslem Uddin said that three more people  arrested on suspicion of being involved in the incident. At a press briefing in Cox’s Bazar yesterday afternoon, Moslem Uddin said the three were Rezaul Karim, 30, son of Abul Bashar of Dakshin Baharchhara village in Cox’s Bazar Sadar, Mehedi Hasan, 25, son of late Salah Ahmed of the same village and Mamun son of late Moktar Ahmed of Ulubania village in Dulahazara union of Chakaria upazila. Rashid (26). Earlier, Riaz Uddin Chhotan, manager of Zia Guest Inn,  arrested.



Puli arrested four people in the casesh.

Earlier, at 12 noon yesterday, the tourist police Cox’s Bazar zone super Md. Zillur Rahman told reporters that five people, including two accused in the case of rape of a tourist, have  arrested. We have arrested three people including two accused in the statement. At the end of the preliminary interrogation, they  shown arrested in the rape case.


Additional DIG Moslem Uddin said three terrorists  arrested yesterday morning in a case of kidnapping of a tourist woman and her husband and infant child led by terrorist Ashik on the night of December 22. The rapist named four people in the case filed  the woman’s husband and three more  named as accused anonymously. These three  the anonymous accused.



Four people arrested in rape case in Cox’s Bazar remanded for two days


A court has remanded four people arrested in a case of organized rape of a woman in Cox’s Bazar for two days.

Cox’s Bazar Chief Judicial Magistrate Alamgir Mohammad Farooqi passed the order at 5:15 pm on Monday.


Cox’s Bazar Zone Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammad Mohiuddin confirmed the matter. He said a five-day remand  sought for each.


The remandees are: Rezaul Karim Shahabuddin (25) of South Baharchhara area of ​​Cox’s Bazar city, Mamunur Rashid (28) of Ulubnia area of ​​Dulahazara of Chakaria upazila and Mehedi Hasan (21) of West Baharchhara area of ​​Cox’s Bazar city.

A total of five people  arrested in the case. The main accused in the case Ashiqul Islam Ashiq  arrested in Madaripur yesterday.



Earlier, another accused in the case,


Riaz Uddin Chhotan, manager of Hotel Zia Guest Inn,  arrested by the RAB. Last Saturday, the court granted him a four-day remand.


The victim alleged that she  raped on December 22 in a shack near Kabita Chattar in the city. From there, the woman  taken to a residential hotel called Zia Guest Inn in the hotel-motel zone. In the second phase, she  also raped there.

The victim’s husband filed a case on December 23 mentioning the names of four people and accusing two or three others as unknown persons.



The husband of the raped woman said, “Everyone should know the real truth.”


The husband  a housewife who  allegedly gang-raped in Cox’s Bazar  said that the real truth of the incident is still hidden. He thinks that the truth will come out if there is a proper and proper investigation.


spoke to the housewife’s husband on Monday evening. He asserted that his confession had  obtained through torture. He will soon reveal the real facts in a press conference.



Her husband called 999 after his wife  abducted. But police say from the beginning, he did not call 999. The housewife’s husband also claimed to Samakal that he called 999 on three occasions on the night of the incident. Once the call  cut off, we talked twice. They (police) also suggested to make a GD at the police station.

Cox’s Bazar is being made a ‘special area’ for women tourists in Bangladesh


He added that they  released five days later. He returned to Dhaka with his wife and child on Tuesday morning. Back in Dhaka, he bought a new dress for his child.


The plaintiff in the case of abduction and rape of his wife said, “We  initially worried about security. Now the fear has abated. But I don’t know if the real truth will come out. I wanted to go to the high court. I am also thinking about whether I will go to the end or not. ‘



It is to mentioned that a housewife of Dhaka  raped on Wednesday night, December 22 while going to Cox’s Bazar with her husband and children. An organized gang picked up the woman from Laboni Point in the city, held her husband and children hostage and raped her several times, threatening to kill her. After receiving the news, RAB rescued the woman from a hotel named Zia Guest Inn around 1.30 pm on Wednesday. A rape case filed the next day in this incident.



Looking back



Alleged attempt to rape an Australian girl in Cox’s Bazar


The woman was staying at a little-known resort on the night of December 15, 2019.

He said the resort  not very well known. The location is also in a secluded place far away. Sea on both sides of the resort. And a house far away in the back. He was staying in such a resort.

“Two men entered her room at night and tried to rape her. There was a scuffle. At one point, the woman screamed and the assailants fled.”

Later, the woman called 999 and asked for the help of the police. The police immediately went there and rescued her and later arranged for her admission to the hospital as per her demand so.

He  then taken to a hotel with the help of representatives of the Australian High Commission and in the meantime  to leave Cox’s Bazar and return to Dhaka, said the officer-in-charge of Ramu police station.



Cox’s Bazar is being made a ‘special area’ for women tourists in Bangladesh


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