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In-laws ‘cut’ housewife’s hair, eyebrows

  • Our Correspondent
  • 22 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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SIRAJGANJ: A 43-year-old man and two of his family members were detained by RAB members on Tuesday in a case filed on charge of shaving his wife’s hair and eyebrows in Shahjadpur upazila of the district.

The detainees are victim Gulnahar Parvin Minu’s husband Mehedi Hasan Sujon, 42, his brother Md Sumon, 36, and mother Maina, 54, residents of Satbaria village in the upazila.

They were detained around 6am from Shahzadpur in Sirajganj and Savar during a joint drive of RAB-4 and RAB-12, said Major Md Mushfiqur Rahman, deputy commander of Rapid Action Battalion-12 (RAB).

Married in 2006, Minu and Mehedi live in Gazipur as Mehedi works in a garment factory. Minu alleged her husband always tortured her both physically and mentally.

When Minu went to visit her in-laws at Satbaria with her husband on December 15, they barbarically tortured her and shaved her hair and eyebrows.

The cruel incident came to light on December 19 and police rescued Minu from her in-law’s house and got her admitted to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in Sirajganj.

The next day, a case was filed against the three accused at Shahjadpur Police Station upon receiving a complaint from Minu’s mother.

In Bangladesh, women and girls are facing growing violence in every stage of their lives as society thinks it is not that much of a serious issue.

According to a report of Human Rights Watch, this crisis comes as Bangladesh enters the final phase of its national plan to build “a society without violence against women and children by 2025.”