Death of domestic help sparks protest | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 12, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 12, 2011

Death of domestic help sparks protest

More than 100 house helps who work in Japan Garden City at Mohammadpur in the city took to the street yesterday protesting the death of their fellow worker allegedly in the hands of her employer.
Police detained Mahi Zinnat Tisha, 26, in connection with pushing the domestic help off a 16-storied building in Japan Garden City and torturing her.
Locals said they saw 12-year-old Moni Akhter of Barisal dangling from the guard rails of a balcony on the 13th floor of building-11 around 7:45am. Apparently wounded Moni then fell to her death from the balcony.
Her employer Tisha, wife of Abdul Matin, an official of an NGO, claimed before police that she was asleep when Moni fell and died.
"… I was woken up by the noise of the crowd, got down stairs and found Moni's body lying on the ground," she said.
"Moni had been working for me for six months but she had been eager to quit for over the last one and a half months," she claimed.
House helps of the complex thronged near the building and alleged that Tisha killed Moni by hurling her off the building. They claimed that Tisha on several occasions confined Moni to her flat and tortured her.
The demonstrators calmed down after police detained Tisha.

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