The wife of the employer has been arrested early Saturday over the mysterious death of a domestic help in Banasree of Dhaka’s Rampura.
The detainee is Shahnaj Begum, wife of house owner Munshi Moinuddin, who is an employee of Nasir Group of Industries.
Earlier on Friday night, two separate cases were filed over the mysterious death of the domestic help Laili, 25, and the clash following the rumour that she had been hacked to death.
“Laili’s brother-in-law Shahidul Islam lodged the case with Khilgaon police station against 6/7 people on Friday night,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner (Khilgaon Zone) Nadia Jui told the Dhaka Tribune.
“He mentioned names of the house owner, his wife and the caretaker in the case,” the police official added.
Another case was file by the police with same police station against unidentified 300-400 people in connection with arson, vandalism and clash with law enforcers following rumour that Laili was murdered.
Laili’s employer Munshi Moinuddin was detained on Friday evening along with the caretaker Tofazzal Hossain Tipu.
Agitated family members of a female domestic help and locals clashed with police on Friday afternoon following the woman’s mysterious death in Banasree area.
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Laili was reportedly found hanging from the ceiling in a room of the residence she was employed at earlier on Friday.
Laili’s employer, Munshi Moinuddin, an employee of Nasir Group of Industries and owner of the house, told reporters that Laili went to work on Friday morning like every day.
Later in the morning, she locked herself in one of the rooms in the flat, Moinuddin added. “We knocked the door repeatedly, but she did not open it. Later we called up the building’s caretaker Tipu and broke into the room to find Laili hanging from the ceiling. We took her down and rushed her to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).”
Sub-Inspector Bacchu Mia of DMCH police outpost confirmed that Laili had been brought in to the hospital by her employer and a few others.
“The doctors declared her dead around 10:30am. The body has been sent to the morgue for a postmortem examination,” Bacchu added.
A Kurigram native, Laili lived with her two children in a shanty close to her employer’s residence. Her husband Nazrul Islam is currently in jail in India.