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Bangladesh housewife gets life for torturing minor house help

/ 04:49 PM July 18, 2017

Aduri, flanked by her mother and brother, reaches Patuakhali town by a launch on their way to home at Katurataluk village in Joinkathi union under Sadar upazila on November 9, 2013. THE DAILY STAR FILE PHOTO/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A housewife was sentenced to life term imprisonment for torturing an 11-year-old domestic help and dumping her into a dustbin assuming her dead in Dhaka in September 2013.

Judge Jayasree Samaddar of the Third Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression also fined the convict, Nawrin Jahan, Tk 1 lakh (P63,000), in presence of the accused.

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The money will be handed over the victim’s family.

The court also acquitted Narwin’s mother from the charge as allegation brought against her was not proved.

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Soon after the judgment, Aduri, now 15, expressed satisfaction over the verdict.

The case was filed with Pallabi Police Station on September 26, 2013 accusing Nawrin and her mother of torturing Aduri inhumanly. Police on the same day arrested Nawrin.

Aduri was found unconscious in a severely malnourished state, riddled with injuries and scars near a dustbin in the capital’s DOHS Baridhara on September 23, 2013./rga

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