So far, 6,099 cases have been filed in Bangladesh under the Cyber Crime Act
More than two-third (68%) of the cybercrime victims in Bangladesh are female.
Usually, women aged between 16 and 24 years largely become victims of this crime, said Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed.
The police chief disclosed the information while launching a special cell – “Police Cyber Support for Women,” at an event held at Rajarbagh Police Lines in Dhaka on Monday.
Bangladesh Police launched the service in the wake of women being continuously victimized online, said a press release.
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The speciality of this unit is that those providing the service and investigators are female police personnel, which will help victims share their problems without any hesitation, he said.
So far, 6,099 cases have been filed in Bangladesh under the Cyber Crime Act.
The newly launched unit will take complaints, and provide suggestions and legal consultations to service seekers via its Facebook Page (Police Cyber Support for Women PCSW), email ([email protected]) and hotline (01320000888).
Female victims of cyber bullying, ID hacks, sensitive information-pictures-videos posted online, sexual harassment, among others, can submit relevant complaints to the unit.