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Woman tortured for failing to pay debt, 1 arrested

  • Published at 07:35 pm March 18th, 2021
Chakaria woman tortured for interest
Screenshot of the accused Shawkat Alam torturing the woman for failing to pay interest in Chakaria, Cox;s Bazar on March 18, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media

In Cox's Bazar, a woman has been tied to a tree and beaten while being slandered for not being able to pay interest.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

The police arrested a person named Zahir Alam, 55, following widespread demand for action against those involved in the incident.

The video of the torture was captured on a mobile phone by an eyewitness on Tuesday afternoon which quickly spread on social media.

Inspector Mahtabur Rahman, in-charge of Harbang police outpost, said police went to the house of the main accused, Shawkat Alam, in the incident on Wednesday afternoon. 

However, the police arrested his father Zahir Alam as he helped his son escape after sensing police presence.

The victim Nur Ayesha is preparing to file a case at the police station. She is the wife of labourer Ali Hossain of Sobuj Para in Hafalia Katta area of ward 7 of Baraitali union of Chakaria upazila. Arrested Zahir Alam and fugitive Shawkat Alam are also residents of the same area.

In this regard, Chakaria police station OC Shaker Mohammad Jubayer said that all those involved in this inhuman incident will be brought under the law.However, sensing police presence his father Zahir Alam helped his son escape, so the police took him in custody.

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