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12:00 AM, February 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, February 08, 2019

Shop Owner's Cruelty

Teenager lands in hospital

A 13-year-old boy, who was tortured allegedly by his shop owner in Habiganj's Madhabpur upazila on Wednesday night, is now undergoing treatment at Madhabpur Upazila Health Complex.

The victim, Rocky Deb, son of Maloy Deb of Chandura village in the upazila, used to work at a jewellery shop named Joy Ma Kali Shilpaloy, owned by Sourav Banik, for the last one year.

Victim's father Maloy alleged that shop owner Sourav beat his son mercilessly with a bamboo stick for not following his direction.  

Rocky, who had been suffering from fever since Wednesday midnight, had several injury marks on different parts of his body, Maloy alleged.

“Seeing his physical condition we admitted him to Madhabpur Upazila Health Complex,” Maloy said.

Madhabpur municipality Councillor Ajit Paul said no one dares to say anything against Sourav as he is an influential person in the locality.

Despite repeated attempts, this correspondent could not reach Sourav over phone for his comment in this regard.

Officer in Charge of Madhabpur Police Station Chandan Kumar Chakraborty said although none had lodged any complaint in this regard, they will look into the matter seriously.

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