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In-laws held over shaving woman’s hair, eyebrows in Sirajganj

The woman says her husband used to torture her every now and then 
Update : 02 Jan 2022, 03:44 PM

A 43-year-old man and two of his family members were arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday for shaving a woman's hair and eyebrows in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj.

The detainees are victim Gulnahar Parvin Minu’s husband Mehedi Hasan Sujon, 43, his brother Md Sumon, 35, and mother Maina, 55, residents of Satbaria village in the upazila.

They were arrested around 6am from Shahzadpur and Savar during a joint drive of RAB-4 and RAB-12, said Major Md Mushfiqur Rahman, deputy commander of RAB-12.

Married in 2006, Minu and Mehedi lived in Gazipur as Mehedi worked in a garment factory.

Minu alleged that she had been physically and mentally tortured by her husband on a regular basis.

When Minu went to visit her in-laws at Satbaria with her husband on December 15, they brutally tortured her and shaved her hair and eyebrows.

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The cruel incident came to light on December 19 and police rescued Minu from her in-law’s house.

She was admitted to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in Sirajganj.

The next day, a case was filed against the three accused with Shahjadpur police station after Minu's mother filed a complaint.

In Bangladesh, violence against girls and women is increasing in all walks of life as society does not consider it a problem

According to a report by Human Rights Watch, the crisis comes as Bangladesh enters the final phase of its plan to build “a society without violence against women and children by 2025.”

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