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Tortured girl kept under safe custody

Tortured girl kept under safe custody

Author: Our Correspondent, Munshiganj
Publication: www.independent-bangladesh.com
Date: November 22, 2003
URL: http://independent-bangladesh.com/news/nov/22/22112003ct.htm#A15

The Sirajdikhan thana police on November 13 rescued the tortured girl, Shuva Dutta. daughter of Mongal Dutta from Pauldia village in Sirajdikhan upazila and kept her under safe custody.

Police recorded the case filed by the mother of Shuva on the same day and took security measures for the minority family. Police with the permission from the court had the medical test of Shuva completed on November 17.

President of Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minority (HRCBM) Advocate of the Supreme Court Rabindra Ghush and Human Rights activist Zakir Hossain visited the village on November 17 and made video record of the statements of the villagers and the parents of the victim. They also took a snap of Shuva Dutta (16).

Advocate Rabindra Ghush told the correspondent that the matter would be placed before the International Human Rights Congress.

It is to be noted that a youth of the village Faruk Mollah on the plea of his love to Shuva Dutta eloped with her and compelled her to engage in sex-work for seven months.

Shuva Dutta managed to flee from the den of the miscreants. But a vested interest of the village in the name of settling the matter pocked Tk one lakh realised from Faruk as fine and made a plan to send the family to India.

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