<i>Tortured teenage domestic help groans at hospital</i>
A domestic help, tortured allegedly at her master's house in Dhaka, is now undergoing treatment at Patuakhali General Hospital.
The hapless teenage girl, Sharmin, is a daughter of Mojibur Rahman of Jainkathi village in Sadar upazila.
Family members said Sharmin went to Dhaka with her neighbour Habib, manager of a hotel in Bata Signal area on Elephant Road, eight months ago and since then worked at the residence of the hotel owner.
Days after joining as domestic help, the hotel owner's wife and daughter began to torture her over trivial matters, Sarmin told this correspondent at the hospital.
â€œThe duo confined me to a room of the house for three days from February 19 and beat me up mercilesslyâ€, she said.
On February 21, a woman of the neighbouring flat rescued me, she added.
Her father Mojibur later admitted her to the hospital, said Sharmin.
There were several marks of torture on her body, said the on duty doctor.
This correspondent could not contact the accused as the victim failed to give the exact address and phone number of them.