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12:00 AM, March 07, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 07, 2018

Woman held for burning kid with hot iron

A court here yesterday sent a woman to jail after rejecting her bail prayer in connection with a case for burning a seven-year-old kid with hot iron in Bogra town on Thursday.

The accused, Rokeya Jasmin, 35, is wife of Shefaur Rahman of Thanthania area in the town.

Injured Jihad Hasan, a pre-primary student at YMC Public School and College, is now undergoing treatment at Mohammad Ali Hospital.

Jihad's mother Jyoti Bewa, who has been working as a domestic help at Rokeya's house for last four years, said Jasmin scolded Jihad as he was running around the house on Thursday morning.

At one stage, Jasmin took a hot spoon from her kitchen and burned Jihad's cheeks with the hot iron, she said.

Four days after the incident, when Jihad went to school on Monday, his teachers saw the burn spots on his cheeks and informed the police.

Police detained Jasmin after Jihad's mother filed a case with Sadar Police Station the same night, ASP Sonaton Chakraborty (Sadar Circle) said.  

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