Couple lands in jail for torturing domestic help

Staff Correspondent

5 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Sunday sent a couple to jail rejecting their bail petition on charges of torturing a 12-year-old domestic help at their residence on Topkhana Road in the capital.

Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the order after sub inspector Jahangir Hossain produced the couple -- Md Tanvir Ahsan and his wife Advocate Nahid -- before the court after showing them arrested under section 54 of the CrPC.

Defence lawyers submitted petition seeking bail for the couple but the court rejected the plea after hearing.

Earlier, the police detained the couple from their Topkhana road house in the capital on Saturday night on charges of torturing domestic help Sweety.

On Saturday night, one of their neighbours posted some photos of the maid Sweety on Facebook and requested help from law enforcement agency.