A 25-year-old man and his mother were sent to jail by a Mymensingh court today over torturing a nine-year-old boy on June 4.
After the video of the torture at Madhubon Adarsha village under Mymensingh's Gouripur upazila went viral, police detained the woman and her son in this connection yesterday, our Mymensingh correspondent reports quoting police.
A case was filed later last night by the victim's father and a local court sent the two arrestees to jail when they were produced before a court today, said Abdul Halim Siddiquee, officer-in-charge of Gouripur Police Station.
The arrestees are the victim's neighbours Fatema Begum, 45, and her son Himel Mia, 25, the OC said.
Quoting locals, OC Siddiquee said the boy was tortured by Fatema and Himel for "stealing a mobile phone" on June 4.
But the victim's father said the child was tortured for picking mangoes from one of Fatema's trees recently.
The father also said Himel called the 9-year-old from the house when he was alone and took him to their house, tied him to a tree and tortured him mercilessly.
He added that on information, he rushed to the spot and managed to rescue his son after requesting Fatema and Himel.