Dhaka-The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Sunday placed a couple of Mohammadpur in the capital on a day’s remand in a case filed for alleged murder and rape of their 12-year-old domestic help.Police arrested shopkeeper Shariful Islam of Mohammadpur Town Hall Bazar in Dhaka and his wife Rezia Begum Liza on the charges of raping and torturing their 12-year-old house help Hasina Akter, who later died at a hospital.
Magistrate Abdullah Al Masud of the CMM court granted the remand to grill shopkeeper Sharif and his wife Liza, the two accused of the case, filed on the charges of raping and torturing their domestic help Hasina Akter. On early Sunday night, the couple was arrested in Gazipur.
Mohammadpur Police Station Sub-Inspector Pradeep Chandra Sarker, who is the Investigations Officer of the case said in the remand petition quoting Salma Brgum, mother of victim, that Sharif and Liza had burnt the girl’s skin using hot metals. They also broke the victim’s elbow and knee joints and raped the victim, her mother Salma alleged in the case document.
Salma, would work at the couple’s house in Kathpatti area of Mohammadpur, but as she felt sick she sent her daughter Hasina to work there on her behalf.
On May 20 (morning), an unidentified youth, took the victim to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and fled away. He provided fake address there and the girl died at the hospital on May 27 (Friday), while she was under treatment. -Court Correspondent