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Woman tortured over land dispute in Sreemangal, case filed

  • Published at 12:11 pm June 12th, 2018

The victim, Angura begum, 45, is a mother of five children

A woman was picked up by a group of men while on her way home, and tortured over a land dispute in Sreemangal Upazila of Moulvibazar on Monday. 

The victim, Angura begum, 45, is the wife of Salam Mia and mother of five children. She and her family are residents of Mokambari Village.

Sreemangal police station Assistant Sub-Inspector Rafiqul Islam confirmed the matter saying: “A man named Chandan Mia was detained in connection with the incident. The victim’s husband filed a case in this regard around 1am.”

Salam, husband of the victim, told the Dhaka Tribune: “Chandan Mia, his son Nazmul, and 6-7 others picked up my wife around 6:20pm, while she was on her way home from Shibbari Bazar. 

“They took her to their home, tied her to a chair and tortured her. As soon as I learned about the incident, I informed local Union Parishad chairman member and the police. Assistant Sub-Inspector Rafiqul Islam rescued my wife from Chandan and took her to a hospital.”

When asked about the possible reason for the torture of his wife, Salam said: “They [Chandan and his cohorts] illegally built a poultry farm on my land. 

“A number of village arbitrations have been held over the matter, but I was denied justice because of the influence of these people. I even filed a case in the Moulvibazar court over the land dispute.”

He added that Angura Begum is presently admitted to a local hospital for treatment.