Adultery is a criminal offence in Bangladesh. According to Section 497 of Penal Code adultery is a punishable offence. but unfortunately this act only applicable for the man. but there is no offence of a married women having sex with another person. this is really a unjustified Act in Bangladesh.
Lets see what’s inside the penal code section 497.
Section 497 Says That, Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows or has reason to believe to be the wife of another man, without the consent or connivance of that man, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape, is guilty of the offence of adultery, and shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both. In such case the wife shall not be punished as an abettor.
This Act clearly says that, having sex mutually is not a rape and also having sex with a married women is also not a rape. but having sex with a married women without the consent of her husband is called adultery. that means if a man give consent to another man to have sex with his wife. then that will not be an offence any more! how ridiculous this is is. this law is extremely against the social and religious culture of Bangladesh.