The husband of popular Bangladeshi pop singer Mila has been arrested over domestic violence.
Police nabbed Pervez Sanjary, pilot of a private airline company, on Thursday after the singer filed a complaint, Uttara west police OC Ali Hossain Khan said.
Police have sought the court's permission to interrogate Sanjary for five days in custody.
The singer accused her husband in a case under the Child and Women Repression Act, saying he tortured her and broke one of her arms.
Mila’s father rescued her and took her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
The couple tied the knot
on May 12 after a decade-long affair. Their relationship reportedly went downhill after scandals involving Sanjary surfaced.
Mila’s father has claimed that his son-in-law used to torture his daughter for dowry.
DMCH One Stop Crisis Centre coordinator Bilkis Begum confirmed that the singer had indeed been tortured.
“Burning marks of cigarette butts and signs of torture have been found all over Mila’s body,” she said.