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Stepmother and stepbrother held for burning schoolgirl with a hot iron spatula

  • Published at 08:31 pm March 31st, 2019
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This picture shows the wounds of victim Shetu after she was burned with spatula by her stepmother and stepbrother in Madaripur on Saturday, March 30, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

According to local sources,  After burning 13 places on Shetu's body, including her shoulder, elbows and hands, the step mother and brother threatened to kick  Shetu out of the house if she told anyone about the matter. Shetu bore the pain a whole day

A stepmother and a teen stepbrother have been arrested in Madaripur for burning a 10 year old girl with a hot cooking spatula (khunti).

Sabina Begum and Sabbir,17, burned Shetu, age10, in 13 places on her body.  The incident happened in Panthopara village of Rajoir upazila when Shetu's father, Riyaj Shikdar, left home for work on March 24. The victim is a student of class five at Kalamridha Govt. Primary School.

According to local sources,  After burning 13 places on Shetu's body, including her shoulder, elbows and hands, the step mother and brother threatened to kick  Shetu out of the house if she told anyone about the matter. Shetu bore the pain a whole day.

When Shetu went out next day , locals noticed swollen blisters on various parts of her skin and rushed her to a village doctor.

Following the complaints of  locals, Rajoir police arrested Sabina and Sabbir.

Shetu said : " Nine years ago my mother Rehana Begum died. My father married my stepmother, Sabina Begum, while my mother was alive . After that, torture rained down upon me. Encouraged by my step grandmother, my step mother and brother  burned me with the hot metal spatula. I shouted in pain but they showed no mercy. I was not even treated (for the blisters). They threatened to kick me out of the house if I told anyone. So I remained silent."

Sub-Inspector(SI) of Rajoir Police Station, Khan Md Zobair, said : " After receiving the news I rushed to the incident scene, admitted the girl to Rajoir Hospital, and then arrested stepbrother Sabbir and stepmother Sabina."

Upazila Nirbahi Officer(UNO), Sohana Nasrin, said : "The girl has been rescued and admitted to Rajoir Hospital. Steps will be taken to rehabilitate the child."