A case has been filed for the physical assault on a young woman in the Dhaka University area.
The 23-year-old woman filed the case with Shahbagh police station on Thursday night, confirmed Shahbagh Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC), Maudut Hawlader.
"The victim filed a case on Thursday night and we have begun an investigation. No arrests have been made so far," he told The Business Standard.
The young woman, who did not wish to be identified, said, "He should be arrested for doing this. There is only one reason why I am raising my voice about what happened to me. I want victims being harassed on the streets like me every day, to raise their voices. I want them to protest and want them not to be afraid to talk about it."
According to the case statement, the woman was assaulted in front of Sir AF Rahman Hall of Dhaka University on her way home from Dhanmondi to Old Dhaka on Wednesday night. The person who assaulted her and was riding a motorcycle, quickly left the spot as soon as people started gathering around because of her screaming.
Asked about the incident, the victim said, "I was listening to music on my headphones when suddenly a man came from the left of my rickshaw and groped my breasts. He pulled me so hard that my dress tore. The man was about to say something to me angrily when I asked the rickshaw puller to stop him. However, it was not possible to stop the man and he quickly left on his motorcycle. The man was riding alone and was wearing a helmet. I was so terrified I couldn't take notice of the make and model or number plate of the motorcyle."