• Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
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Girl brutally tortured for claiming marriage recognition

Girl brutally tortured for claiming marriage recognition
A college girl has been brutally tortured by her in-laws at Dhukundi village under Belabo upazila of Narsingdi district. The in-laws had allegedly cut off her hair, stabbed indiscriminately, including at sensitive parts, with blade and rubbed pepper powder into the wounds before the locals rescued her from the ordeal on Monday. The locals later handed over the victim – an eleventh grader of Baraicha Degree College – to police. The girl had secretly married Jakir Hossain, 40, son of late Raham Ali from Dhukundi village, about one and a half years ago. Jakir left the country for Saudi Arabia some days later and the girl began to ask him over phone for the recognition to their marriage. Instructed by her husband, she went to her in-laws’ at Dhukundi village on May 31. She said at that time she was beaten and driven out from the house by her mother-in-law, sister-in-law, Jakir’s second wife and Jakir’s nephew. She had visited the in-laws’ again on Monday morning. This time the in-laws stabbed her at different parts of the body with blade and rubbed pepper powder into the wounds. The in-laws also cut off her hair. As the girl was screaming for help, some neighbours rushed in and rescued her. Belabo police Officer-in-Charge Md Badrul Alam Khan told the Dhaka Tribune that police had already detained two of the alleged torturers. Legal steps would be taken after getting the written complaint from the victim, he added.