Woman beats up pregnant woman, damages 5-month-old foetus over ‘Facebook friend request’
Police arrested a woman yesterday (April 26, 2022) in connection with a case filed for beating a pregnant woman and damaging her five-month-old foetus, leading to its abortion, over a Facebook friend request at Shivalaya upazila in Manikganj.
The arrestee is Runa Khandaker, wife of Rashid Jewel of Notunpara area of the upazila, reports our Manikganj correspondent quoting Md Shaheen, officer-in-charge of Shivalaya Police Station.
The victim, Shikha Akhter (27), wife of Shuruzzaman Suman, filed a case with the police facility last morning for beating her up and damaging her five-month-old foetus on Monday (April 25, 2022).
After the case was filed, police conducted a drive and arrested Runa.
Later, a Manikganj court sent her to jail this afternoon, rejecting her bail, after police produced her before the magistrate.
According to the case document, Shikha sent a friend request to her neighbour Runa Khandaker from her personal Facebook account on Monday (April 25, 2022).
Over the Facebook friend request, Runa hurled abusive words at Shikha and beat her up after barging into her house yesterday, it stated.
Later, relatives rescued the victim and sent her to Shivalaya Upazila Health Complex from where she was shifted to Manikganj Zila Sadar Hospital where she had to abort her five-month-old foetus due to the beating.
The victim's father-in-law Amir Sheikh said his daughter-in-law is still in critical condition.