Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed has said parents have to take the responsibility of monitoring their children to ensure their wellbeing.
“Parents have to be aware where their children go, what they do and who they mingle with. Parents have to take this responsibility,” he said at a programme at Rab Headquarters, organised to mark the celebration of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary.
“Why did you give birth to your babies if you can’t take the responsibilities? It is your social, moral and religious duty,” the police chief said.
Benazir expressed his concern over children’s involvement in teen gang culture, drug use and other crimes and asked all to fulfil their responsibilities to save the children.
“What happened in Kalabagan is an out-and-out crime. Rape happened there, causing death,” the IGP said.
Children cannot be kept in jail, taken in police custody without probation officer… they cannot be sentenced to jail by mobile court, the IGP said. He mentioned that there is shortage of probation officers, correction centres and children’s courts — leading to problems.
He asked for initiating a social movement to prevent juvenile gang culture until the facilities are in places.