Bangladesh couple held for brutally torturing minor house help

According to the police, she had marks of severe injuries.

Dhaka: A couple in Bangladesh was detained for the alleged brutal torture of their minor house help.

Md Tanvir Ahsan, an NGO official, and his wife Nahid, a lawyer by profession, were detained on Saturday night from Shegunbagicha in Dhaka’s Topkhana Road area.

The 12-year-old minor, identified as Sweety from Kishoreganj’s Mithamoin Upazila, was rescued by the police admitted to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

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According to the police, she had marks of severe injuries.

A team of police rushed to the spot and rescued Sweety after a neighbour of the couple posted photos of the victim on Facebook and requested help.

The post was noticed by a journalist who forwarded the information to the media and public relations wing of the Bangladesh Police.

Jahangir Hossain, a sub-inspector (SI) of Shahbagh Police Station, said she being tortured by the couple on a regular basis over trivial matters.

“We called the victim’s family to Dhaka and the process is underway to file a case in this connection,” he said.

The police said that Sweety was appointed to the couple’s house nine months ago.

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