Police rescued a chained and tortured youth from his in-laws’ house and arrested his wife, mother-in-law and maternal uncle on Monday night.
The youth, Sohrab Hossain, 30, son of Abdul Hamid of Shaymkur village of Moheshpur upazila in Jhenidah, got the brutal treatment apparently in retribution to slapping of his wife over a trivial matter a few days ago.
Sohrab married Nila Khatun, daughter of Harez Uddin and Meherjan, seven years ago. They have a four-year-old daughter.
After the incident of slapping, aggrieved Nila with her daughter went to her parents’ house at Helipadpara of Chuadanga’s Jibonnagar upazila on May 22 and told her family members of the matter.
Sohrab went to his in-law’s house on Sunday evening with some Eid gifts for his wife and daughter Laboni.
After sometime, Sohrab’s mother-in-law asked him to leave the house, saying that he tortured Nila.
“As I protested, the relatives of Nila started beating me. They chained me to a tree and kept me there for 22 hours until police rescued me.
“They slapped and punched me repeatedly. During the long time, they gave me only water, but no food,” Sohrab told the journalists after police rescued him from there at about 9:00pm on Monday.
“After seeing picture of chained Sohrab on social media we went there at about 9:00pm and rescued him. Police arrested Sohrab’s mother-in-law Meherjan, wife Nila Khatun and Nila’s maternal uncle Moslem Uddin from the spot. Sohrab filed a case against the three,” said Goni Mia, officer-in-charge of Jibonnagar Police Station.
Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court in Chuadanga sent the three arrestees to jail after police produced them before the court yesterday.