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Man chained for 49 days because of debt

  • Published at 09:13 pm January 20th, 2020
brick field   kiln worker
Salauddin Gazi, a brickfield worker in Narail had been captive for 49 days by the industry owner Dhaka Tribune

According to the case details, Salauddin had not been fed properly or had any chance of bathing

Police on Sunday night rescued a brick kiln worker who was held in chains for 49 days by his employer,  reportedly because of money owed  in Kalia upazila of Narail.

Shortly after rescuing the victim, Salauddin Gazi, 35, police arrested his employer Monirul Islam, a former UP chairman and   organizing secretary of the upazila unit of Awami League, confirmed Kalia police station OC Md Rafiqul Islam.

A few days ago, Salauddin's father Delwar Gazi, petitioned the deputy commissioner of the district, stating that his son might have gone missing, said police sources.

On Sunday, Delwar filed a case against Monirul with Kalia police station after the victim managed to contact his father over the phone and informed him that he had been held captive in a tin shed house in Boronal-Eliasabad union.

Salauddin said: "Monirul confined me on the excuse that my father in law owes him money."

According to the case details, Salauddin had not been fed properly or had any chance to bathe, confined in a room for 49 days.

The CNB brick kiln owned by Monirul performs such torture on their workers on a regular basis, the case details further mention.