The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has instructed the administration in Cumilla to take legal actions against perpetrators in the incident of publicly torturing a woman during a village arbitration.
An inquiry has been opened over the Aug 1 incident at a village in Daudkandi Upazila, said Deputy Commissioner Abul Fazal Mir.
Daudkandi Upazila administration chief (UNO) Mahbubul Alam said, “We have formed a three-member committee headed by Upazila Education Officer Kaniz Afrose.”
On Aug 1, Asma Akter, wife of an expatriate Kabir Hossain was beaten in public in Beksati village of the Upazila. The victim’s sister filed a case against five people with the Daudkandi police.
“Police have detained two people while the local Union Parishad member Monir Hossain Talukder has been show caused. His explanation was not convincing, so we initiated the process to probe and take actions against him,” said UNO Alam.
Daudkandi police OC Alamgir Hossain said that two of the suspects were in their custody and the remaining three are yet to be arrested.
On Friday, Bangla Tribune ran a report over the incident.
On Jul 31, four brothers-in-law of Asma Akter, wife of expatriate Kabir Hossain, called one Alam of neighbouring Barpara village around 10pm. They then confined Asma, a mother of four, and Alam to a room on the allegation of having an ‘extramarital affair’ and tortured the duo throughout the night. The next day, the four brothers called a village arbitration meeting where local Union Parishad Chairman Monir Hossain Talukdar attended. At one stage, the brothers-in-law indiscriminately beat Asma and Alam after a local influential, Mintu Matobbar ordered to do so.