Police have arrested a homemaker in a case filed over torturing an eleven-year-old domestic worker in Savar’s Rashaon area on Wednesday.
The detained Shimu Akter is wife of Saif Mia, a cloth trader and resident of Savar municipal area.
The victim Hosne Ara, hailing from Mymensing’s Goforgaon upazila, had been working in the house for about nine months.
The housewife is said to have beaten the child every now and then over trifling issues.
The housewife's cruelty went as far as branding the child’s chest with a hot iron rod for being late to finish a chore on Monday
At one point, the child fled the house being unable to bear the torture.
Later, local people took her to the hospital.
Victim’s mother Jahanara Begum filed a case over the torture Wednesday morning with Savar police station.
Savar Police station Officer-in-Charge SM Kamruzzaman confirming the incident said: "The accused housewife has been detained and the victim was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital."