The incident with the Mastermind schoolboy at Kalabagan in the capital was described as a ‘complete crime’. Mentioning the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed said “Currently, teenage gangs have become a big problem.We don’t want them to be ruined by drugs. The family needs to be aware of the issues. It is your responsibility. Parents have to take responsibility. The responsibility of the family is to find out where his child goes and how to control him. If you can not take responsibility, why did you give birth to a child? It is the social responsibility of the guardian, the religious responsibility.’
The IGP was speaking at a function to provide education assistance to meritorious and disabled students on the occasion of RAB service week at RAB headquarters on Monday (January 11).
He said, ‘The Kalabagan incident is a complete crime. Killed, raped. But they are both teenagers. They are children under our law. We need modern law. ”
The IGP further said, “Adolescents cannot be kept in jail, cannot be kept in police custody, cannot be given in mobile court. So where do we put them? How many of us are provision officers, where are they? Many do not know. Shall we not judge until these things happen? Stop? We need to build a social movement to prevent juvenile gang culture. Make our children correctional centers. ‘
Addressing the students present on the occasion, he said, ‘The purpose of education is to refine oneself. Good and bad must be recognized. You have to give up bad company. We have to practice patriotism on the birth centenary of Bangabandhu. ‘
RAB Director General Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun said, “Although we have planned to take many activities on the occasion of Mujib Year, it was not possible due to extreme circumstances.” Two thousand students will be given educational assistance. Educational assistance of Rs 5,000 is being given to JSC students, Rs 10,000 to SSC students and Rs 3,000 to indigent children of other classes.
RAB Additional Director General (Operations) Colonel Tofail Ahmed said, “Students are being given one bag each, which includes an LED light, a pen, a pencil and several books including Bangabandhu’s Rose Namcha.”
A total of 25 students including JSC and SSC and their families were present on the occasion. It was informed on the occasion that RAB service week has started from January 1. The week has been celebrated in various mosques through prayer mahfils, blood donation programs and distribution of winter clothes.