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  • Implementation of the HC ban long overdue

    The brutal torture of Omar Faruq, a 12-year-old madrasa student, by his teacher in Mymensingh has again proved the ineffectiveness of the laws to protect our children from various forms of violence that they are subject to. In this particular case, the child was not only beaten up but confined inside the madrasa for three days. He is still in an unstable condition and undergoing treatment in MMCH.

  • Dream shattered in Saudi Arabia

    With the dream of a better life, Fatema left for Saudi Arabia without telling anyone in her family.

  • Torture poisons societies from within

    “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” These were the words of Mahatma Gandhi who was jailed 13 times for his non-violent and peaceful resistance against British colonial rule in India. Torture was also a common practice at the Robben Island prison camp where the former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life. One would assume that this shameful practice would belong to the past.

  • Shahadat and wife acquitted

    Former national cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife Jesmine Jahan Nrittya were acquitted yesterday in a case filed over torturing their 11-year-old domestic help in September last year.

  • Shahadat, wife plead not guilty

    Former national cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife yesterday pleaded not guilty and demanded justice in a case filed over the torture of the couple's 11-year-old domestic help.

  • Student in shackles!

    It seems like a story out of a psychological thriller – too horrific to be true.

  • HC asks govt to provide treatment to Magura’s tortured madrasa student

    The High Court directs the government to take necessary steps to provide treatment of 10-year-old madrasa student Abujar Rahman, who was tortured by his teacher for four months.

  • 57pc child workers face torture: study

    Fifty-seven percent child workers in Bangladesh are physically tortured at work, according to a study.

  • Game on '71 war out on March 26

    A group of girls have been kidnapped by the Pakistani occupation forces and are held hostage at a torture camp, four kilometres off from Shanir-char in Barisal, a strategically important Pakistani outpost. Shamsu Bahini, a group of five desperados and commandoes guerrillas who reclaimed the Char from the Pakistani's grip move to rescue their sisters.

  • Tortured boy rescued

    Lying on a hospital bed, Bijoy Marma looked absolutely helpless. Several parts of his feeble body had bruises and his eyes could tell you that he was still haunted by fear.

  • Mir Quasem Ali

    War crimes: Mir Quasem’s appeal verdict Mar 8

    Supreme Court concludes hearing and sets March 8 for delivering verdict on appeal filed by convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem challenging his death penalty. Prosecution prays court to uphold death for Quasem, while defense seeks acquittal in conclusion hearing.

  • Families now threatened

    Families of the two tortured children received threats of “eviction” from their houses at Chowbaria village in Poba upazila two days after filing of a case over the torture.

  • Court accepts charges against Shahadat, wife

    A Dhaka court yesterday accepted charges against suspended Bangladesh cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife in a case filed for allegedly torturing their 11-year-old domestic help.

  • SC stays case filing against torturer cop Masud

    Supreme Court stays a High Court order that directed police to file a case over cop torture on Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabby. Chamber judge ordered the stay until January 25 and sent it for a full bench hearing.

  • SI should be dismissed

    The High Court yesterday observed that Sub-inspector Masud Shikder of Mohammadpur Police Station should be dismissed from service as suspension is not enough for detaining and torturing Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabbi.

  • BSF tortures Bangladeshi to death

    Indian Border Security Force (BSF) allegedly tortured a Bangladeshi cattle trader to death along Shaljhore border in the district's Bhurungamari upazila early yesterday.

  • Writ filed for judicial probe

    The one-member committee formed to probe the alleged police torture on Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabbi has submitted its report without any recommendations.

  • Torturer cops Masud, Akash suspended

    Dhaka police suspends two sub-inspectors (SI) for torturing two officials in Mohammadpur and Jatrabari. SI Masud Shikder of Mohammadpur Police Station and SI Arshadul Islam Akash of Jatrabari Police Station were suspended for beating up and allegedly threatening central bank official Golam Rabbi on January 9 and DSCC Conservancy Officer Bikash Chandra Das yesterday respectively.

  • Rogue SI closed

    The sub-inspector who allegedly tortured a Bangladesh Bank official for Tk 5 lakh was closed yesterday.

  • Cops fly tonight to bring back Kamrul from KSA

    A police team is departing for Saudi Arabia tonight to bring back Kamrul Islam, the prime accused in the murder case of 13-year-old Rajon.

  • Moulvibazar teen housemaid’s tale of horror

    The horrific tale of a housemaid who faced torture from her employers has come to light in Sylhet’s MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

  • Cops seek 7-day remand for Shahadat

    Investigators seek a seven-day remand for quizzing national cricketer Shahadat Hossain in connection with allegation of torture of his domestic help.

  • Cricketer Shahadat sent to jail

    Suspended national team cricketer Shahadat Hossain surrenders before a Dhaka court and seeks bail in a case filed for torturing an 11-year-old domestic help.

  • Cops to interrogate Shahadat’s wife at jail gate

    A Dhaka court allows police to interrogate former national team cricketer Shahadat Hossain’s wife Nrittya Shahadat for three days at jail gate in connection with the torture of their 11-year-old house help.

  • Yet another child killed in brutal torture

    Nearly a month into the killing of Rajon, another 13-year-old boy has been allegedly tortured to death in Khulna.

  • Housemaid tortured brutally (video)

    A housemaid is brutally tortured by a housewife in Pabna.

  • South Sudan army 'burnt girls alive'

    South Sudan's army and allied militias "abducted, torched and gang-raped girls" during fighting against rebel forces, a UN report says.

  • Journo remanded for ‘torturing’ wife

    Police arrest the news editor of a private television channel in Dhaka on charges of torturing his journalist wife and demanding dowry, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports.

  • Abu Sayeed

    3 madrasa teachers held for torturing student

    Police picks up three madrasa teachers in Dinajpur Sadar Upazila for their alleged involvement in torturing a student accused of stealing.

  • A forceful message

    IT is indeed heartening to see justice finally meted out to Md Helal Uddin, who as the OC of Khilgaon Police station picked up Abdul Kadar, a meritorious Dhaka University student, tortured him in custody and later tried to arrest him on trumped-up charges.