World Watch Monitor | Nov. 12, 2018
“Christians appear weak and can be easily persecuted.” That’s the reaction of the president of the Bangladesh Christian Association to reports of two Catholics being sexually assaulted in recent days – one a 15-year-old girl, the other a mother of three.
The assaults are reported by Asia News to have taken place on 7 and 9 November in Mymensingh, in the north, and Rajshahi, in the west.
The first – of the mother of three – is reported to have been carried out by two Muslim men dressed as policemen, who gagged and bound the woman, before taking it in turns to rape her. One suspect, named Efran, was reportedly tracked down by members of the Christian community and handed over to police.