The High Court asked the police to submit a progress report on their investigation of the torture of a 12-year old boy by his employers in Rajshahi, on Monday.
The directive was made after a writ petition was filed by two Supreme Court lawyers Abdullah Mahmood Hasan and Barrister Arafat Hossain Khanon after media reports of the incident surfaced on February 22.
The High Court in a ruling asked why the inaction of government authorities concerned should not be declared illegal as they failed to protect the boy from public torture and also failure to take legal actions against the perpetrators.
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Photo of the child being tortured in Rajshahi Dhaka Tribune
SP of Rajshahi and OC of Puthia Police Station were directed by the High Court bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman to submit the report by March 7.
Police said, on February 21 the boy was tired to a truck and tortured and beaten for 4 hours for allegedly damaging the wires inside the CD player on the bus he works as a helper on.
The police eventually rescued him and said they will file a case if the family makes an official complaint.