Woman assaulted for failing to pay loan interest in Cox’s Bazar

United News of Bangladesh . Cox’s Bazar | Published: 11:22, Mar 18,2021 | Updated: 15:55, Mar 18,2021


A video of a woman getting tortured being tied with a tree went viral in social media platforms on Wednesday.

One of the few pieces of information that could be gleaned was that the video was shot in Chakaria of Cox's Bazar.

The woman is a housewife named Nur Ayesha, and the man Shawkat Alam, belong to the same village in Chakaria.

The incident occurred only a day back for her inability to pay the interest on a loan taken from Alam.

Ayesha is the wife of day labourer Ali Hossain of Hafalia Katastha Sabuj Para in Ward 8 of Baraitali Union of the upazila.

After the video went viral police failed to arrest Shawkat and instead took his father Zaheer Alam into custody.

Inspector Mahtabur Rahman, in-charge of Harbang police outpost, said that police went to Shawkat’s address on Wednesday afternoon to arrest him.

However, they found that Shawkat had already escaped.

Shaker Mohammad Jubayer, officer-in- charge of Chakaria police said that all those involved in this inhuman incident will be brought under the law.

The victim Nur Ayesha is preparing to file a case in this regard.

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