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Landlord tortures tenants in Jessore

  • Published at 12:05 am February 7th, 2020
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The incident occurred at a house, owned by one Zafar Imam, in Karigorpara of ward 8 in the Chougachha municipality

A woman, 35, along with her four-year-old daughter, was allegedly physically abused by their landlord’s family in Jessore’s Chougachha upazila early on Thursday.

The incident occurred at a house, owned by one Zafar Imam, in Karigorpara of ward 8 in the Chougachha municipality.

Police arrested three after the tortured woman’s husband filed a case in this connection with Chougachha   police station yesterday.

The arrested are Zafar Imam’s wife, Sultana Razia, 45, and their two daughters, Jannat Ara Imam, 24, and Sumaiya Farzana, 20.

According to the victim’s husband, his wife was arrested over a case filed by Zafar’s family for stealing jewelry, and later bailed on Wednesday. Sultana, along with Jannat and Sumaiya, went to their bedroom and beat her up mercilessly after an altercation early yesterday. Their four-year-old was also assaulted during this.

“They forced me to cut my wife’s hair with a scissor. Later neighbours came forward to help and took my wife and child to the upazila health complex,” added the victim’s husband.

Confirming the matter, Chougachha police station Officer-in-Charge Rifat Khan Rajib said the arrested were sent to court yesterday afternoon.

On January 26, in a similar incident in Chougachha upazila’s Salua Purbapara, seven were arrested for cutting off a woman’s hair after beating her up.