3 held ‘for torturing’ minor boy in Joypurhat

3 held ‘for torturing’ minor boy in Joypurhat

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Police arrested three people, including the owner of a restaurant, as they allegedly tortured a minor boy for refusing to work at a restaurant in Pouro area of Akkelpur upazila on Saturday evening. The arrestees are Abdul Matin, owner of Mega Hotel and Restaurant in Pouro area, its employee Rubel and Sumon, owner of a salon.The victim was identified as Sahad Ali, 10, son of Sohor Ali, a resident of Sakhidar Para area of the upazila Quoting family members, police said Matin asked Sahad to work in his restaurant. As Sahad refused, they took him into the restaurant and confined him there.Later they took him to a nearby salon and had his hair and eyebrows cut off.After returning home, Sahad shared the incident with his family.His family members along with other local people went to the restaurant and protested the incident.On information, police rushed to the spot and arrested the trio from the area around 8pm.Ashraful Islam, officer-in-charge of Akkelpur Police Station, confirmed the incident.UNB

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