Odhikar

Five people including three children, were allegedly tortured at Lalbagh Police Station custody in Dhaka

On September 04, 2011, police of Lalbagh Police Station, Dhaka arrested Akhi Aktar (7) and Barek Haolader (8), daughter and son of Babul Haolader; and Moksed Shikder (32), his wife Shajeda Begum (30). On September 07, 2011 Moksed and Shajeda’s son Mirajul Shikder (6) was arrested by them on allegations of theft.

Police confined and allegedly tortured the three children for 6 days from 4-10 September, 2011 and treated Moksed and Shajeda the same way for two days.

Odhikar’s Statement:

The plaintiff Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman’s relative Mohammad Momin Ali and police refused to give any information of plaintiff’s son in law and another domestic help. Law in Bangladesh bars the employment of underage children as domestic help. Police did not take any action against the plaintiff for employing a child of 7 years as a domestic help.

The Government cannot ensure the right to food, clothes and security of minors, moreover, the police tortured the three children and a woman. Odhikar demands proper investigation of this case.

fact-finding-torture-Shikder and Haolader-2011 (full text in English, PDF)

fact-finding-torture-Shikder and Haolader-2011 (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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